COPRA PRODUCTION IN BOHOL
About 30% of the world's coconut production comes from the Philippines. On this small coconut farm post processing 'copra' is still a manual process. The coconut husks are removed by hand after they are impelled on a sharp implement. The meat of the coco is peeled out of the husk and placed in an open shed and dried on a bamboo grid placed over an open fire fueled with coconut shells which will then be sold as charcoal .
This coconut farm is located in Panglao, Bohol - Philippines
Discarded husks pile up after they are removed from coconuts.
A payag is the Bisaya word for a small hut where families gather.
The farmer impales the coconut on a sharp instrument to break open the husk
Copra can be made by smoke drying, sun drying, or kiln drying.