Memorandum of Understanding executed between Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw, Executive Director, International Coconut Community, and Ms. Elen Joan Kumaat, Chancellor, University of Sam Ratulangi Manado, on Monday the 31st May during the 61st anniversary (dies natalis) of the Faculty of Agriculture of the Sam Ratulangi University.
The main objective and purpose of this MoU are to strengthen cooperation between the two parties in supporting the government on the establishment of a coconut development policy and the implementation of the program and to formalize effective linkages between the two parties for efficient transfer of technology and capacity building on various aspects of the coconut sector for mutual goals.
The scope of the Memorandum is to strengthen the institutional relationship between the parties to be able to engage in efforts to support a safe, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable coconut community; conduct research and development in areas of mutual interest; and strengthen capacity development and publication.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the presence of Mr. Olly Dondokambey, Governor of the NorthSulawesi, faculties of the university, regents of North Minahasa, Central Minahasa, and South Minahasa, mayor of Tomohon city, and the invitees from the Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia. The function was held in the auditorium of the university which was attended by more than 300 participants virtually and 100 participants physically. This is the beginning of the relationship between the ICC and the university and will collaborate for long-term cooperation for the welfare of the coconut farmers and industries in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, and can contribute to the development of the global coconut sector.