The coconut shell is also used to make charcoal. Foreign countries buy charcoals, and the country Philippines earns as much money a year by exporting charcoal. Vendors of roasted corn oil are also made into soap, margarine, and cosmetics like powder and lipstick. The Philippines exports plenty of oil to other foreign countries.
Mostly, the biggest buyers of copra and coconut oil are in the European Countries, United States of America, the Middle East, and Asia too. The Philippines lay in the coconut belt or the region 12 degrees below and 15 degrees above the equator. This has helped make the Philippines as the biggest coconut producing country in the world.
The Philippines harvest of copra is about an estimated of 6.5 billion coconuts for every year, very lucky for the country Philippines because of abundant and availability of coconut to sell. As long as the Filipino learns how to conserve water and abundant soil resources, coconut is always there. A coconut tree bears fruit for many years. The farmer feels sad when a coconut tree grows old because it bears less and less fruit. The fruit grows smaller too.
The caretaker farmer must plant young coconut trees between the old ones. Chopping down the old trees as soon as the young ones are big enough, feeling sorry to cut down a tree that benefit us so much for so many years.
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Just be careful that it is very unsafe for a person to stand besides the coconut tree trunk, since there is a possibility that a fruit may accidentally gravity fall off the ground and very dangerous, just what happened when the fruit apple naturally fall and hit the scalp head of Newton. But it’s an apple that is capable to hurt our head, how about those big solid heavy weight coconut fruit? Meaning, by standing near to the coconut trunk is very dangerous to our head, so, safety first.