IMPACT OF COCONUT PRODUCTION ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PROBLEMS FACED BY COCONUT PRODUCERS IN LANAO DEL NORTE PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES


GÜRBÜZ İ. B. , Manaros M.

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS-SERIES MANAGEMENT ECONOMIC ENGINEERING IN AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, vol.19, no.3, pp.235-246, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : SCIENTIFIC PAPERS-SERIES MANAGEMENT ECONOMIC ENGINEERING IN AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-246

Abstract

Environmental impacts of coconut production may be both positive and negative. Coconut may have a lesser impact on the environment. However, its negative impact may influence the coconut. farming of the farmers overwhelmingly. The study was carried out in Lanao del Norte Province in the Philippines. from October to November 2016. It was selected purposively for the reason that the majority of the farming activities is from coconut. farming particularly in smallholding. farming. A total of 400 respondents were interviewed using closed-ended questionnaires. It was. felt necessary to identify the impact of coconut production on the environment, the internal and external faced by coconut producers, the factors influencing the coconut yield, and the practices on coconut productions by coconut producers. The study revealed that the severe problems encountered by the coconut producers on coconut production. for internal problems were the far distance of the land from farm to market road, intercropping, high cost of laborers, and low and fluctuating price of coconut product for the apparent problems. Furthermore, issues such as pests and diseases, difficulties in nut collections, high transportation expenses in marketing problem, and government taxes. for the obvious question were. found as severe problems. The regression results revealed that the educational Attainment, size of the land (in hectare), number of coconut tree planted per hectare, the distance of the property from the market road, and the frequency of harvesting nut have a strong influence on coconut production.