Philippines: Coconet

Philippines’ coconut geotextile (coconet) for soil erosion control has been chosen as one of the 12 finalists in Newsweek and BBC World’s World Challenge.


  • We hope our country’s entry will make it. :)

  • i think the Philippines’ Coconet will further improve the quality of different planting soils not only in agricultural sector in the Philippines but also in exporting this quality product in other agriculturally rich countries and industries,it will not only avoid erosion, it can also strengthen the soils absorption of water and other important minerals, so let’s all support this one of kind invention and from this moment on i congratulate you for a job well done, mr. inventor of coconet!!!

  • anne salvador

    We watched the episode/news about Coconet in the TFC channel ( Pipol) and we are all praises to this man who found a good solution that will help the world. I know there is a voting area for this invention – I forgot the address, do you have it handy?
    With heavy rains in the US nowadays and all the mudslides we had in California – this invention will help hold the soil.I am glad the inventor really took time to look for sources that will help him fund the invention. May the Philippine government learn from this story – to always support their inventors. Congratulations!

  • rafy

    Last night i wachted the episode ’bout this kind of invention. It is excellent!!!!!. This can be a great acheivement not only for the inventors but for every Filipinos. We know we have lots of talents and ideas to live life nicer and better. Protecting environment is a great challenge to each one of us. Let us support this new invention. HURRAY!!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work PARE!!!!

  • another invention from the clever heads of filipinos. i just hope this will reach our locality where mudslides are very common especially now, this december. i hope we can develop our abundant source of coconut fibers and produce coconets….

    congrats! merry christmas!

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