The PHILIPPINE COCONUT
AUTHORITY is the sole government agency that is tasked to develop
the industry to its full potential in line with the new vision
of a united, globally competitive and efficient coconut industry.
To oversee the development of the coconut and other palm oil
industry in all its aspects and ensure that the coconut farmers
become direct participants in, and beneficiaries of, such development
and growth. (PD 1468, Art. I, Sec. 2)
To promote the development of a globally competitive coconut
and other palm oil industry that would contribute to food security,
improved income and enhanced participation of stakeholders.
PCA as an Entrepreneurial Development Authority.
Formulate and promote a strategic and comprehensive development
program for the coconut and other palm oil industry in all its
Implement and sustain
a nationwide coconut planting and replanting, fertilization and
rehabilitation, and other farm productivity programs;
Conduct research and
extension works on farm productivity and process development
for product quality and diversification;
Establish quality standards
for coconut and palm products and by- products; and, develop
and expand the domestic and foreign markets;
Enhance the capacities
and ensure the socio-economic welfare of coconut and palm farmers
and farm workers.