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RCA MATRIX

COMMODITY: COCONUT FIBER

CONTRAINTS

WHY?

WHY?

WHY?

WHY?

INPUT PROVISION

1. Low supply of Raw


Material (Coconut
husks)

Husks are used in other


purposes (e.g. copra
drying, fuel) others are left
wasted instead of selling
the husks

Farmers lack awareness of


income opportunities of
husks
PRODUCTION (Primary Processing)
High production costs
2. Low Production of

Coco Fiber

Insufficient supply of raw


materials
Lack of Capital

3. Inconsistent quality
of fiber

Lacks expertise and


techniques

No dropping and collection


points in rural areas/
inefficient collection of
husks

Farms are
inaccessible

No access roads/
unimproved road
networks

High transportation costs

Farms are
inaccessible

No access roads/
unimproved road
networks

Low buying price of husks


from farmers

Prices are dictated


by trader/
consolidator

High electricity and fuel


costs
Frequent power interruption
decorticators are forced to
used generators
High risk in machine
operation
(please refer to constraint
no. 1)
No access to financial
services
No techno-transfer and
skills training opportunities
No determination to learn

High maintenance
cost of machinery
and equipment

Lack of collaterals

low technology of
equipment
PROCESSING (Secondary)
Low production of coco
4. Low Production of
fiber
Hanks /weaved

fibers
5. Inconsistent quality
of weaved fibers/
hanks

Lacks expertise and


techniques

low technology of
equipment
Inconsistent quality of fiber
TRADERS/ DISTRIBUTORS
Low Production of Hanks/
weaved fibers

6. Low Supply of
hanks/ weaved
fibers

Lack of Capital

7. Unsustainable
supply of quality
hanks/ weaved
fibers
8. Low profit margin

the craft due to


unattractive labor rates
High tech equipment is
costly
(please refer to constraint
no. 2)
No techno-transfer and
skills training opportunities
No determination to learn
the craft due to
unattractive labor rates
High tech equipment is
costly
(please refer to constraint
no. 3)
(please refer to constraint
no. 4)
No access to financial
services

Lack of collaterals

Doesnt meet volume and


quality requirements of
buyers
Monopolized and/or limited
market

Low technology;
Lacks expertise
and techniques

(please refer to constraint


no. 5)

Marketing price purely


dictated by buyer

Delayed payment of
buyers causes to increase
interests on borrowed
money from lending

No clear agreement
between buyers and
producers in payment
terms

No access to huge
and/or large
markets
Sellers lack
knowledge on
marketing
agreement

entities
High inventory costs due
to storage

Lack of meeting the desired


volume of buyers in time

High transportation costs

Farms are inaccessible

High freight/ shipping


costs

Volume of delivery not


maximized
Cabotage Law

FINAL SALE

9. Doesnt meet
volume requirement

(please refer to constraint


no. 6 & 7)

(please refer to
constraint no. 4 &
5)
No access roads/
unimproved road
networks