- Written by Leira Vic G. Colongon
- Published: 10 February 2017
Coconut, locally known as ‘niyog’, is one of the abundant agricultural commodities in the country, particularly in Marinduque. Last 2013, the MIMAROPA region ranked 10th in the national production of the said commodity. (Photo by Elmo Morillo, DA-PRDP RPCO 4B InfoACE Unit)
Coconut is a leading agricultural commodity in Marinduque and it is one of the top five high value commodities in the entire MIMAROPA Region. In 2014, the island province of Marinduque had an area of more than 35,000 hectares planted with coconuts.