​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 .

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smallholder Farm
Smallholder Farm

This coconut farm is located in Panglao, Bohol - Philippines

Coconut husks
Coconut husks

Discarded husks pile up after they are removed from coconuts.

Payag
Payag

A payag is the Bisaya word for a small hut where families gather.

Removing husks
Removing husks

The farmer impales the coconut on a sharp instrument to break open the husk

Copra house
Copra house

Copra can be made by smoke drying, sun drying, or kiln drying.