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PCA okays irradiation facility to boost coconut exports

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has approved a proposal to establish an irradiation facility in the country to boost coconut exports as the sector continues to suffer from record-low prices of copra. The facility, which will cost the agency some P250 million, would be used to sanitize and disinfect products for export in accordance to the requirements of overseas markets especially Japan, South Korea, Europe, and the United States, as demand for the crop continues to grow. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol, who also sits at the PCA board, said they were planning to build the facility in the Davao region -- the country s top coconut producer -- to be...

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