AKBAYAN challenges Digong to follow through on coco levy utilization to benefit coconut farmers

AKBAYAN challenges Digong to follow through on coco levy utilization to benefit coconut farmers

Akbayan challenged incoming President-elect Digong to follow through on his commitment to the coconut farmers and his statement expediting the release of the coco levy. This is long overdue, and a step in the right direction.

However, Akbayan said that the coco levy must be used in a programmatic way, and not directly distributed to the coconut farmers as such a scheme would not only be legally-infirm, it would also not have meaningful effects on poverty reduction.

Secondly, the Digong administration must find ways to focus its attention on SMALL coconut farmers, and will not be influenced by pressures coming from large coconut traders. The coconut levy hurt the small farmers the most so it is but just...

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Jun 20
AKBAYAN challenges Digong to follow through on coco levy utilization to benefit coconut farmers https://t.co/ZYgZ7xti0k

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