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Inauguration Ceremony of ICC Executive Director


The inauguration ceremony of Executive Director of the International Coconut Community (ICC) was held on January 23, at Borobudur Hotel, Jakarta in which Mr. Uron. N Salum relinquished the charge of ICC Executive Director and Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw assumes charge as ICC Executive Director. The event was attended by many dignitaries including Maj Gen (ret) Endang Sodiq who represented chairman of Indonesian farmers association/ presidential Chief of Staff Gen (ret) Moeldoko, Mr. Antonius Yudi ANLO for Indonesia who represented Mr. Iman Pambagyo, Indonesian Director General of International Trade Negotiation and NLO for Indonesia. Dr. Agus Wahyudi, Acting Secretary... read more

Partners Meet in Papua New Guinea to Secure the Pacific Coconut Genebank Threatened by Bogia Coconut


 More than 27 participants from international and regional institutes and four Pacific countries participated in two workshops, from 24 to 29 April 2015, in Madang and Port Moresby, to develop plans to assist in securing the threatened international coconut collection of the South Pacific, which is held at the Stewart Research Station in Madang, Papua New Guinea (PNG). The threat comes from the Bogia Coconut Syndrome (BCS) disease complex, which is caused by a phytoplasma that not only affects coconuts but also banana and betel nuts.

         The disease is affecting these crops in farmers’... read more