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Economic and Environmental Concerns in Philippine Upland Coconut Farms: An Analysis of Policy, Farming Systems and Socio-Economic Issues

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  • Isabelita M. Pabuayon

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    (Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los BaƱos)

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    This study provides an assessment of the farming and agroforestry systems in upland coconut-based farms and the policy and socio-economic issues in the cutting of coconut trees in the Philippines. In general, there is a lack of focus on the environmental and agro-ecological aspects of coconut-based farming and agroforestry systems (CBF/AFS) R&D and program initiatives. Nevertheless, earlier works provide recommendations that include soil conservation and the planting of perennials and forest species in the upland and steeply sloping coconut farms. In practice, however, annual crops are planted even in steep slopes; intercropping of coconuts with forest species is uncommon. Generally, coconut intercropping provides higher returns than coconut monocrop.

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    Paper provided by Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA) in its series EEPSEA Special and Technical Paper with number tp200812t1.

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    Date of creation: Dec 2008
    Date of revision: Dec 2008
    Handle: RePEc:eep:tpaper:tp200812t1

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    Keywords: agroforestry system; coconut farms; Philipines;

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