The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research–National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST) organized Technical Seminar on “Sustainable Coconut Processing Strategies for the Global Market” at the CSIR-NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, on 12 September 2023 as part of the World Coconut Day celebration.

Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw, Executive Director, ICC, was invited as chief guest to deliver a special address at the Seminar. She mentioned that quality, sustainability, and competitiveness, are crucial for the coconut sector. She highlighted the versatile nature of coconuts, which find applications both as a... read more

Visit to Philippines Coconut Authority - Interaction with the Officers and Researchers


With the objective to discuss the major project and programs of ICC and to know more about the development activities being carried out by Philippines Coconut Authority (PCA) and to identify the required facilitation and supports from ICC and other international organizations, Dr. Jelfina C.Alouw, Executive Director and Ms. Mridula Kottekate, Assistant Director, ICC visited Philippines Coconut Authority main office in Manila and Research Centres in Davao and Zamboanga.

Philippines Coconut Authority (PCA), Quezon City Manila

Upon arrival at PCA office, Manila on 3rd July ED and AD were warmly welcomed by Mr. Bernie F. Cruz, Administrator,... read more

55th Anniversary and Annual Scientific Conference of the Pest Management Council of The Philippines (PMCP)


Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw was invited as a plenary speaker for the 55th Anniversary and Annual Scientific Conference of the PMCP at Ritz Hotel, Davao from 4-7 July 2023. The conference inaugurated on 4th July with the Processional by Former PMCP Presidents, Entry of Society and PMCP Colours together with current Officers and Board Members (PAE, PPS, WSSP, CPAP, CropLife, PCAP, PMCP) followed by Doxology & Philippine National Anthem.

The opening address delivered by Mr. Narendra Sagrolikar, President, PMCP, followed by welcome messages by Dir. Julieta B. Lansangan, OIC-Executive Director, FPA and Dr. Karen A. Roscom, Bureau of Agriculture and... read more