A voice for all coconut industry stakeholders

Coconut Coalition of the Americas

What We Do

CCA Supports the Entire Coconut Industry

We are working together in the coconut industry to maintain high quality standards and preserving the integrity of the wide array of coconut products available in the Americas. CCA is a voice for all coconut industry stakeholders, including government groups, academia, the healthcare community and the global industry.

Fight Misinformation

CCA is unified and vocal in challenging misinformation about coconut oil’s saturated fats. CCA has supported and promoted highly – accredited research that has been acknowledged by mainstream publications and experts.

Establish Quality Standards

Not all coconut is equal and trust is critical to protecting the industry. CCA has developed a VCO coconut oil verification program to help establish confidence in compliance and the consistency of an unadulterated supply chain.

Correct the Classification

Coconuts aren’t nuts. They are drupes, but the FDA for allergen purposes has misclassified them under FALCPA as a tree nut. CCA is engaging with top immunologists, food allergy associations, trade groups, HCPs and consumers to correct this.

Increase Sustainability

In 2021, CCA fielded a benchmarking survey to establish a baseline for industry measurement against the UN Sustainability Goals and is proactively working across the supply chain in communicating and supporting continuous improvement.

Supporting Coconut Farmer Families

Lighting Up Lives

CCA’s Lighting Up Lives initiatives support coconut farmer families. To date, CCA has installed solar lighting for nearly 400 coconut farmer families in the Philippines. In 2022, CCA is focused on helping provide essential school supplies and nutritional support for the children of coconut farmers.

Join the CCA

Membership Benefits

Access

Access proprietary consumer, market, media and influencer research, insights and reports

Access

Access proprietary consumer, market, media and influencer research, insights and reports

Amplify

Amplify your organization’s profile as an industry leader within and beyond the coconut category

Amplify

Amplify your organization’s profile as an industry leader within and beyond the coconut category

Influence

Join one united voice for the coconut industry, urging for responsible stewardship and correcting coconut’s allergen classification

Influence

Join one united voice for the coconut industry, urging for responsible stewardship and correcting coconut’s allergen classification

United Voice

Keep the coconut industry top of mind through ongoing marketing communication and initiatives like National Coconut Day (June 26)

United Voice

Keep the coconut industry top of mind through ongoing marketing communication and initiatives like National Coconut Day (June 26)

CCA Member Sustainability Inititiaves

Documentation

have documentation to support their sustainability initiatives

Farming Practices

undertake or source from suppliers with organic or regenerative farming practices

Sustainability Charter

have a Company Sustainability Charter/Statement

Quality

have taken steps to secure their supply chain and/or to detect or prevent food fraud

Our Posts

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