International Coconut Community (ICC) Executive Director Visits Kenya for First National Coconut Week


International Coconut Community (ICC) recently attended the inaugural National Coconut Week held from 18th to 19th April 2024 at the Kilifi Convention Centre in Kilifi County, Kenya. Organized by the Agriculture & Food Authority, Nuts and Oil Crops Directorate, Kenya, the event aimed to promote sustainable development and investment opportunities in the coconut industry.

Dr. Jelfina was invited as a panelist for a seminar focusing on the global scenario of sustainable and resilient coconut industry. During her presentation,... read more

ICAO Releases Revised Positive List on Non-Standard Coconuts for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)


In a significant move towards sustainable aviation, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced the release of an official notification regarding a revised positive list of wastes, residues and by-products categories as feedstocks for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This list now includes non-standard coconut as a by-product and potential feedstock for SAF, marking a crucial step in mitigating carbon emissions in the aviation industry.

This initiative, supported by the Government of Japan and the Green Power... read more

Advancing Global Coconut Genetic Resource Conservation: ICC - COGENT Revitalization Meeting Propels Regulatory Framework Establishment, Collaboration and Innovation


The International Coconut Community-Coconut Genetic Resources Networks (COGENT) recently convened a high-level virtual meeting on March 14, 2024, bringing together key stakeholders including the Steering Committee members, ITAG Leaders and Members, Donor Agency Representatives and Coconut Sector Experts. This meeting served as a platform to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and future directions for the global coconut genetic resource conservation.

Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw, Executive Director of the ICC, during the welcome remarks, expressed her confidence that the meeting would address critical issues, set priorities, and clarify roles in achieving COGENT's objectives. She emphasized the urgent need to proactively address challenges... read more