Vanuatu Virgin Coconut Oil Ltd (VVCOL)
Sustainable Agri-Business, Luganville, Santo, Vanuatu
VVCOL has the capacity to produce high quality Virgin Coconut Oil from whole coconuts and fresh coconut meat. The VCO is produced using the unique Bowker process, pressing the oil within one hour of opening. Strong local and internationally branded sales is testimony to the high quality and excellent taste of this virgin coconut oil. The operation of VVCOL does not only deliver strong potential export growth for Vanuatu, but at full production can deliver increased earnings and improved livelihoods for up to 5000 coconut growers on Espiritu Santo.
VVCOL is currently fully operational as a VCO producer and can, at current cost of production, can sell VCO both onto the local crude oil market, as well as the international VCO market. The Vanuatu market is growing strongly and a local marketing and distribution platform is being put in place.
VVCOL is working on gaining Organic Certification of around 300 hectares of Coconut Plantation which will generate around 200 mt of organic VCO from July 2012. Forward sales of Organic VCO now available.
Grant Bowker: 7769514
Ian Wilson: 7743610
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Mission: Pacific Growers Export Partnership (PGEP) links 15000 growers in the Pacific Region into the international market by developing commercial trading platforms and building alliances that ignite action across the Pacific Region and in which all partners are committed to each others success.