2nd Webinar on: Health and Economic Benefits of VCO during COVID-19 and Beyond


Webinar on “Health and Economic Benefits of VCO during COVID-19 and Beyond” was organized on 8th December 2020. This is in continuation of the agreement between the International Coconut Community (ICC) in collaboration with the Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM-CSSTC) in providing cooperative services to the member countries in research and development programs, capacity-building, technology transfer, under the theme: “Stay Healthy and Productive during Covid-19 Pandemic”.

More than 75 people from the ICC and NAM-CSSTC member countries in Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and Africa took part in the webinar.  

Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw, Executive Director, in her welcome... read more

Highlights of the 56th ICC Session and Ministerial Meeting, 24-26 November 2020


In unprecedented time amid COVID-19 pandemic which poses the greatest threat to global public health, the 56th ICC Session and Ministerial Meeting was held virtually on 24 – 26 November 2020 at Jakarta. The Government of Samoa holds the Chair of International Coconut Community (ICC) for the CY 2019-2020 and was host of the 56th ICC Session & Ministerial Meeting.

ICC Session/Ministerial Meeting is the highest policy-making body of the Community and is held annually to discuss, deliberate, and take policy decisions on the activities to be undertaken by the Community for the sustained development of the global coconut sector.... read more

Executive Director, ICC had a Virtual Meeting with Ministry of Agriculture Fiji through Charge d' Affaires, the Embassy of the Republic of Fiji, Indonesia


Mr. Isaac Grace, Charge d’ Affaires, the Embassy of the Republic of Fiji, Indonesia arranged a virtual meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji and ICC Secretariat on 17 November 2020. Ms. Sera Bose, the Chief Economist represented from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji and Dr.  Jelfina C. Alouw, Executive Director lead the ICC Secretariat team. The meeting aimed to enable deeper cooperation and collaboration in the coconut sector management of Fiji.

In the meeting, Mr. Issac proposed the sectorial needs and priorities for bilateral engagement, in which he presented the Ministries Strategic Priorities. The four priorities were:... read more