International Coconut Genebank-Latin America and Caribbean (ICG-LAC)


The team headed by Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw, Executive Director, visited for the appraisal of the International Coconut Genebank-Latin America and Caribbean (ICG-LAC) located in Aracaju, Sergipe in Brazil hosted by the Embrapa Coastal Tablelands, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa). The other members accompanied are Mrs. Erlene C. Manohar, Cogent Coordinator, Ms. Mridula Kottekate, Assistant Director, Mr. Vincent Johnson, Cogent Support and Dr. Niral Vittal, Principal Scientist and Breeder. The activity was one of the program of the International Coconut Genetic Resources Network (COGENT) which is now one of the major programs under ICC. The appraisal conducted was the... read more

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... read more

ICC Technical Working Group Meeting


The virtual meeting of ICC Technical Working Group (TWG) was held on 8 February 2022, under the chairmanship of Mr. Benjamin R. Madrigal, Jr., Administrator, Philippines Coconut Authority (PCA). The TWG’s members attended are Dr. Vinesh Kumar (Permanent Secretary, Agriculture Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji), Mr. Rajeev Bhushan Prasad (Chief Coconut Development Officer, Coconut Development Board, India), Dr. Lalith Perera (Additional Director, Coconut Research Institute, Sri Lanka), Dr. Millicent Wallace, (Director, Research Coconut Industry Board, Jamaica) and Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw, Executive Director, ICC. Participants in attendance were Dr. Rohit Lal, Senior Research Officer, Fiji, Mr. Shalendra Prasad, Chief Economist,... read more