Coconut oil finds US market

RNZ – Samoa’s Pacific Oil has just secured a joint venture with a large US multinational company, Dr Bronners, to supply coconut oil for its Pacific soap products.

The Samoa Observer reports under the name “SerendiCoco Samoa”, the venture will see a commitment to export 3000 tonnes of coconut oil from Samoa to supply the US manufacturer.

The move will also help over 1000 locals to become organically certified and fair trade farmers.