"Copra crop in Northern Philippines" Irosin Local Custom Tip by joiwatani

Irosin Local Customs: 2 reviews and 8 photos

  Husking the cioconut
by joiwatani
  • Husking the cioconut - Irosin
      Husking the cioconut
    by joiwatani
  • Splitting the coconut - Irosin
      Splitting the coconut
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  • Copra crop in Northern Philippines - Irosin
  • Removing the coconut meat - Irosin
      Removing the coconut meat
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  • Smoking the coconut meat - Irosin
      Smoking the coconut meat
    by joiwatani

Copra is a major crop of the Philippines. It is exported abroad to be made into soap and shampoos.

During my last visit, I took some pictures of how the farmers gather the mature coconuts and turn them into copra so they can sell them. It is a very tedious process.

First, the farmers have to climb the tall coconut trees and gather the mature coconuts.

Second, they husk the coconut.

Third, the split the coconut and remove the water in them.

Fourth, the take out the meat of the coconut.

Fifth, they smoke the coconut meat on a make shift barn. until the coconut meat is dried and shrank one-third of its size.

Sixth, they gather the dried coconut meat and stock them in sacks.

Seventh, they carry the sacks of coconuts (now copra) from the mountains to the the town for sell.

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  • Written Oct 10, 2010
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