Developing new generation of cocoa nursery operatorsPresentation Transcript
Alfredo T. CorpuzACS Plant Nursery & Services
The Philippines 2020 Cocoa Challenge 100, 000 mt quality dried fermented cocoa beans by year 2020 50 – 75 million trees planted by 2015 150,000 has. coconut lands 67,500 has. open lands 7 million seedlings/yr
Fact and Figures: In 2006, the area planted to cocoa was more or less 10,000 ha. with a production of about 5,400 tons, with two thirds of the production coming from Davao region.
Right now in Mindanao, there are only 20,000 hectares of cacao farms and of this figure 5,000 hectares are in Davao Region In 2008, the estimated volume of production is 6,000 to 7,000 tons, with more than 95 percent used in the local market and our net import is more than 20,000 tons of cocoa bean equivalent
The potential expansion area for cocoa is with in excess of 2,000,000 ha of coconut lands highly suited to interplanting with cocoa.
The international demand for cocoa beans is growing at about 90,000 tons annually Southeast Asian regional grinders need an additional 220,000 tons which they have to import from Africa and other distant areas
What is being done? The Davao Region now has a total of 110 cocoa nurseries with a combined production capacity of 2.7 million seedlings per year Building capacity in nursery plant production