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Second Addendum Agreement between International Coconut Community (ICC) and Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM CSSTC)

To continue with the mutual collaboration and the relationship between the ICC and NAM Centre for a long-term cooperation for the welfare of the coconut stakeholders of the country, the second addendum agreement was signed between Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw, Executive Director and His Excellency Ambassador Diar Norbintoro on 2nd March 2022 in a function held at Indonesian Palm Crop Research Institute (IPCRI) at Manado. The master agreement between the two organizations executed in 2020 with the main objective to engage in effort to promote the competitiveness of coconut products as well as relevant activities to develop and expand relationships with countries that coconuts are source from and to provide a framework for cooperation and coordination in achievement of mutual goals.

The addendum includes the cooperation between the Parties on: Training/symposium on the harmonized coconut quality standards, promoting replanting of coconut for increasing coconut yield in Timor Leste and deployment of one participant to the Coconut Research Institute (CRI), Sri Lanka under the international training course for the coconut development officers.

The signing was witnessed by the officials of IPCRI, Agriculture Quarantine and government of North Sulawesi province, Manado including the dignitaries Dr. Steivie Karouw, Director IPCRI, Manado, Mr. Donni Muksydayan, Head of Agriculture quarantine Manado and head of district plantation. In his address His Excellency Ambassador Diar Nurbiantoro mentioned that NAM Centre is happy to continue to collaborate with ICC for the sustainable development of the sector for the betterment of the member countries. Dr. Jelfina C.Alouw expressed her gratitude to NAM Centre for supporting sustainable coconut development in ICC member countries, training program, webinars and in exploring the technology and knowledge to the stakeholders of the member countries.

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