Coffee, Cacao, and Coconut Take Center Stage in National COCANUT Congress 2023

Iloilo City is gearing up to host the National Coffee, Cacao, and Coconut (COCANUT) Congress 2023, an event slated on November 8-10, 2023, at the Iloilo Convention Center (ICON).

This gathering serves as a platform and an opportunity for individuals involved in the farming industry to further explore the potential of Coffee, Cacao, and Coconut within the country’s agricultural sector.

The National COCANUT Congress 2023 is carefully crafted to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of these three indispensable crops.

Participants will be immersed in an educational journey, gaining essential insights into the intricacies of production, processing, and utilization.

Through engaging sensory experiences, attendees will deepen their appreciation of Coffee, Cacao, and Coconut, acquainting themselves with their unique features, products, and practices, ultimately fostering a holistic understanding of these agricultural treasures.

The congress revolves around three central themes, “Bean to Brew,” “Bean to Bar,” and “Whole Nut.” These themes are designed to facilitate an in-depth exploration of the cultivation, processing, and utilization of Coffee, Cacao, and Coconut. Here, attendees will gain invaluable insights into the entire lifecycle of these valuable crops, from seed to table.

Distinguished experts and speakers are also set to participate, including Dr. Louie S. Tirador, Chairman of POPA Agriculture Cooperative; Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas; Iloilo Gov. Arthur R. Defensor Jr.; Senator Cynthia Villar, Senate Committee Chair on Agriculture and Food; Dennis R. Arpia, Regional Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture RFO VI; and Domingo F. Panganiban, Senior Undersecretary of the Department of Agriculture.

The National COCANUT Congress is expected to encourage meaningful dialogue, foster professional networking, and highlight the latest innovations in the Coffee, Cacao, and Coconut sectors.

This event represents a significant platform for the exchange of knowledge, collaboration, and advancements in these pivotal industries.

For further inquiries or registration, please contact the Event Secretariat at the following contact details: 0999-7669-308, 0917-843-3237, or (+6333) 333-1111 local 813; or reach out via email at


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