Ph seen to export coffee by 2022

TO INCREASE the potential earnings of local coffee growers, the government is targeting to increase the output of green coffee berries to at least 214,626 metric tons (MT) by 2022.

This is good news for the local coffee farmers as the move will effectively end the country’s reliance on imports and consequently allow local farmers to export coffee.


Road Map

The plan is spelled out  under the Philippine Coffee Industry Road Map (PCIR) 2017-2022, which is the country’s first official coffee industry roadmap and was signed by Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol and Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez .

The target production would translate into a self-sufficiency ratio (SSR) of 160.16 percent. This means, that in five years, the Philippines would have surplus coffee.

“At the end of the target term in 2022, it is expected that the coffee growers have increased their average yield of 1 ton per hectare; supplied the needed volume of 214,626 MT with self-sufficiency level from 41.6 percent to 160.16 percent; and have increased farmers’ income and farm productivity,” the PCIR read.

From the current 124,106 hectares, the government intends to expand coffee plantations to 199,240 hectares all in all - 16,446 ha this year; 16,597 ha next year; 13,845 hectares in 2019; 13,983 hectares in 2020; 14,263 hectares in 2021; and 14,548 hectares in 2022.

Also, the government aims to increase coffee yield to 0.31 MT per hectares this year, 0.33 MT per hectare next year, 0.40 MT per hectares in 2019, until it reaches an annual average yield of 1 MT per hectares by 2022.



The following interventions will also be rolled out by the government to further hike local coffee production:

■ establish the Philippine Coffee Council (PCC), and strengthen the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries-Coffee Industry Development Sub-Committee and Agricultural and Fishery Councils Sectoral Coffee Committees at all levels;

■ Identify, organize, capacitate coffee farmers, indigenous peoples groups and other coffee enthusiasts, and implement appropriate interventions;

■ Make available accessible credit facilities, guarantee funds and crop insurance for coffee farmers and cooperatives; and

■ Provide incentives for coffee-seedling propagators/coffee farm establishment (farmers, corporate nurseries, service providers).

To achieve the targets, education and training, as well as production/postharvest facilities, will be provided to coffee farmers and groups. 

The government will also expand the production of more expensive specialty coffee and the branding of locally produced coffee.

The envisioned PCC, which will be led by the private sector and supported by the government, will guide and monitor the implementation of the road map.


Coffee production

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed the country’s coffee production in 2015 reached 36,171 MT, translating into an SSR of 33.04 percent. 

The coffee SSR in 2015 was significantly lower than the 71.91 percent registered in 2014 and is the lowest since the 2012 SSR, pegged at 45.21 percent.

The PSA defines SSR as the extent to which a country’s local production of commodities is adequate enough to meet the demand of the whole population. 



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