Pacific Islands Coconut Pest Management Conference Highlights Collaborative Efforts and Action Plan


Honiara, Solomon Islands – July 5, 2024 – The "Towards an Action Plan to Minimise the Impacts of Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle and Other Major Pests on Coconuts in the Pacific Islands" conference, organized by the Pacific Community (SPC), concluded successfully at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) from July 2 to July 5, 2024.

The conference gathered experts and researchers to address the significant threats posed by coconut pests, particularly the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB). The event aimed to develop a comprehensive action plan to mitigate these... read more

A Courtesy Visit by the Vietnam Coconut Association to the ICC Secretariat and Indonesian Coconut Industries.


A delegation from the Vietnam Coconut Association, led by Mr. Cao Ba Dang Khoa, Secretary General and Vice President of the Association, recently paid a courtesy visit to the ICC Secretariat. Mr. Cao is also the ICC National Liaison Officer for the Government of Vietnam, under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The delegation, comprising five members from the Vietnam Coconut Association and Mr. Pham The Cuong, Counsellor (Trade Affairs) of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Indonesia, was warmly welcomed by Dr. Jelfina Alouw, Executive Director of the ICC.

During the visit, ED Dr. Jelfina appreciated... read more

ICCO 2024: Pioneering Smart Coconut Production and Market Expansion


The International Conference on Coconut (ICCO 2024), themed "Integrated Technology for Smart Coconut Production and Market Opportunity," was successfully held at the BITEC International Exhibition and Convention Center in Bang Na, Bangkok, on May 23-24, 2024. The event included a field trip associated with Horti Asia 2024, focusing on innovative research and strategies for coconut production, processing, and marketing, with a particular emphasis on the health and nutraceutical benefits of coconut products.

The conference was co-organized by the Conservation and Development of Coconut Oil Forum of Thailand (CDCOT), the Thailand Department of Agriculture (DOA), Kasetsart University, the Horticultural... read more