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

International Coconut Genebank-Southeast and East Asia (ICG-SEA) Appraisal


The International Coconut Genetic Resources Network (COGENT) is one of the major programs of ICC since 2019. One of the activities under the COGENT program funded by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is to undertake appraisals of the International Coconut Genebanks (ICGs) located in five regions i.e., ICG-SEA-Indonesia, ICG-SAME-India, ICG-SP-PNG, ICG-AIO-Ivory Coast, and ICG-LAC-Brazil. The main objective of conducting the ICG appraisal is to assess the collections’ overall capacity and needs, including: i) hosting agreement status; ii) management effectiveness; iii) roles, services and use, and linkages with users and... 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