Stay Healthy and Productive During COVID-19: 2nd Online Training - Processing and Marketing of Coconut Sugar


On 6th October 2020, the International Coconut Community (ICC) in collaboration with the Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM-CSSTC) conducted the second Online Training Program with the theme “Processing and Marketing of Coconut Sugar”. More than 350 people from 20 countries took part in the training. The participants were from the ICC and NAM-CSSTC member countries in Asia, Australia, Pacific, and Africa and nonmember countries like the USA, Egypt, UK, and Saudi Arabia.

The training was under the agreement between both parties with respect to providing cooperative services to the member countries in research and development programs, capacity-building, technology... read more



World Coconut Day 2020 Celebrations

The World Coconut Day on 2nd September 2020 was  celebrated with the theme “Invest in coconut to save the world”. The outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic forced all to celebrate this day remotely which connected the coconut family around the globe with a different experience.

World coconut day has its significance in the international community. The main objective of celebrating this day is to create worldwide awareness about coconut usage, positive attributes of coconut products, show people how important this palm to million people, and attract support from stakeholders. This article will summarize the... read more

ICC Participated in a Focus Group Discussion: Increasing Market Access and Development of the Main Products and Coconut by-products Based on Farmer Groups


Gratieks (Gerakan 3 Kali Lipat Ekspor/3-fold Export Movement) Policy has positively contributed to the national economies.  One of the strategies is to increase the value of estate crop exports by 7% in Q2 2020 compared to Q2 2019. Increased exports estate crops commodities continue to be pursued through accelerated improvement programs of production, added value, and competitiveness (Gerakan Akselerasi Program Peningkatan  Produksi, Nilai Tambah dan Daya Saing/Grasida) of 14 superior crops estate commodities, especially coconut.

In the context of the strategy above as an effort to increase the income of coconut farmers, especially in North Sulawesi, the Directorate... read more