The Zamboanga Peninsula is one of the pilot areas drafted for the 1st year of implementation of the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development Plan (CFIDP) under the RA 11524.

RA 11524 also known as the “Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund Act” which was signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on February 26, 2021 aims to help the coconut farmers to increase their income and alleviate them from poverty.

Last April 26, 2022, the DA-National Dairy Authority – Northern Mindanao Department (NDA-NMD) headed by Department Manager Jester John P. Jadap visited Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Region 9’s acting Regional Manager Ferdinand D. Acaylar to discuss the preparations for the implementation of the CFIDP.
The NDA-NMD also conducted an area scanning and assessment of coconut farmers recommended by the PCA for the project last April 26-29, 2022.

Further, the Del Monte Coconut Farmers Credit Cooperative (DELCOFACCO) of Buug town Sibugay, Venus Coconut Farmers Organization (Venus CFO) of Sergio Osmeña, Baluno Carrion Farmers Association of Zamboanga City, Cumarom Small Coconut Farmers Organization (CSCFO) of Midsalip are scheduled for the series of dairy orientation this month.