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The Philippines, one of the largest coconut exporters in the world, has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Further stressing coconut imports, is a global shortage of shipping containers.
As coconut supply chains try to recover from Covid-19 related interruptions, a whole new problem takes its toll. Typhoon Vamco, the fifth major storm to hit The Philippines in 3 weeks, made landfall on Wednesday night.
Achieving BRC is a tremendous milestone for a food and food ingredient producer. But, are all BRC certificates created equal?
As we are committed to providing transparency all along the coconut supply chain, today’s blog post is about the role of plantation owners, brokers, sub-brokers, auctions, producers, traders, and other terms that make up the coconut supply chain. These apply to the Sri Lankan coconut market and do not necessarily reflect conditions in other countries.
There’s been news of recent gluten contamination. Something is contaminating the coconut sap. But what? And how?
By discovering new applications, local farmers use every part of the illustrious coconut to “make something out of nothing”.