Samoa's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries told coconut farmers a constant and steady supply of coconuts to make products is needed.
Emele Ainu'u, principal crops advisory officer, says coconut farming can provide big dividends for farmers as well as companies that buy their coconuts.
But she says insufficient supplies to companies and farmers getting a low profit from crops is a challenge.
Advisory officer, Pule Elia, says because of soaring fuel prices turning coconut oil into fuel is the ministry's first priority.
But farmers said at a workshop, they had concerns about their ability to provide the needed number of husked coconuts, one million per day.
Another complaint from farmers was the sale price of their coconuts to the ministry, which is just 20 sene for one coconut.