Essay Coconut Sugar
PROJECT LOCATION: Poblacion, Mutia, Zamboanga del Norte
A. PROJECT OVERVIEW
Coconut sap sugar is an emerging high-value product that gained popularity because of its health benefits. It has a very low Glycemic Index making it a great natural sweetener for diabetics and those with family history of diabetes.
Processing this novel product is an economic opportunity which can be feasibly operated at the Municipality of Mutia which is predominantly coconut planted-area and where our 4 hectare ancestral land is located.
The province of Zamboanga del Norte is predominantly planted to coconut trees being the second largest coconut producing province …show more content…
The second phase, coconut sugar production, will start upon completion of the processing plant. Initially, it will utilize the coconut sap from existing coconut trees in the area while waiting for the Aromatic variety to mature.
General, this new business venture aims liberate our decades long of dependency on copra production through optimum utilization of coco-based resources.
Specifically, the project also aims to achieve the following:
a. Develop other coconut by-products into profitable and sustainable business ventures such as sugar, syrup, juice and etc.
b. Promote local employment by generating a number jobs on a regular basis. 5. Expected Project Benefits & Outcomes:
Two years after planting the Aromatic variety seedlings, it is expected to have reached its productive stage - bearing nuts and producing sap. Earnings from fresh sap per tree are estimated at P768.00 per month. Similarly, young nuts for buko juice will contribute a minimum of P150.00 per tree every two months. This addition is already a huge contribution and great advantage to the meager income from copra production being realized only every three months. More importantly, this venture will also create employment opportunities for the locales in the area.
6. Project Innovation
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