From the APCC Secretariat we extend this Season’s Greetings to the international community of coconut industry stakeholders, the friends of coconut and the partners within both the public and private sectors that have collectively been contributing towards the sustainability of the global coconut sector. Coconut oil from crushed copra is still the largest coconut commodity traded globally at nearly 12 million tonne annually and therefore continues to engage millions of rural families throughout the world in coconut production. Rotterdam prices rallied at US$1,549. As a result the good copra price enjoyed by farmers continues with Philippines and Indonesia farmers receiving US$872/MT and US$889/MT respectively. Despite slight fluctuations most other coconut product prices would remain steady through this season. Cost-effective production methods applied by farmers compliment income from viable intercropping as well as activities such as small livestock and possibly inland fisheries in some areas. Non-edible products of coconut are worth considering as integral to value addition initiatives. It concerns high value products that come from the husk, shell, leaf and stem which is normally not utilized and discarded therefore minimizes the economic potential of the crop in many countries. An example is the coconut shell used to make charcoal and activated carbon . ... more


20-24 August 2018

The 48th APCC COCOTECH Conference & Exhibition has been held during 20 – 24 August 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The venue is Mayfair Ballroom A-B, The Berkeley Hotel Pratunam, 559 Ratchaprarop Rd., Makkasan, Rachathewi, Bangkok, Thailand. The Conference theme is “Sustainable Coconut Development through Climate Smart Agriculture, Product Innovation and Advancing Technologies”. This meeting will cover new technological developments on coconut production particularly planting and replanting systems, varietal improvement, use of selected local elite planting materials and hybrids, coconut-based farming systems, integrated pest and disease management, post harvest processing, and technology updates in the manufacture of emerging coconut products for the domestic and export market, cost effective technologies on integrated coconut processing, and marketing strategies. Experts from the research and development, industry and the private sector will be providing input as Resource Speakers.

Jakarta Work Group Session
July, 18-19 2018

Taken place in Lumire Hotel, on July 18-19 July 2018, we discuss about  5-Year Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023, Formulation & Development Process, APCC transforms onto ICC ( International Coconut Community )