Profood inks deal with Cebu coco farmers
Profood International Corporation, maker of tropical fruit products, has inked an agreement with 13 organic coconut farmers in Cebu’s Barangay Villahermosa for the purchase of 269,400 coconuts.
Cebu’s provincial website quoted Tudela town Mayor Erwin Yu as saying that Profood wants to buy coconuts at P8.50 a piece from more than 32 hectares of coconut farms.
The demand for coconut products, especially coconut water, and organic food is growing.
Profood, which is also based in Cebu, signed a similar agreement with a farmer’s association in Barangay Alta Vista in Poro town.
The Cebu provincial government is promoting organic farming through legislation, training and other assistance to farmers.