International Coconut Community, Jakarta Indonesia, organized a webinar on 2nd September to mark the occasion of World Coconut Day with the theme “Invest in Coconut to Save the World”. More than 200 participated remotely across the globe which includes the representatives from ICC and Cogent Member Countries, research institutes, private sectors, and international partner organizations of ICC.
The webinar started with a video launched on the profile of ICC and followed by the opening remarks from the Honorable Lopaoó Natanielu Muá, Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries, Samoa, ICC Chairman. In his message, he appreciated the activities taken up by ICC in... read more
2nd September is celebrated as World Coconut Day to mark the establishment of the International Coconut Community (ICC), formerly known as the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC), in 1969 under the aegis of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP). Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICC secretariat and our community from Asian, Pacific, African, Caribbean and South American countries are finding other ways of celebrating the 2020 World Coconut Day to stay in touch and to acknowledge... read more
The International Coconut Community strongly objects to the proposal to boycott coconut products due to the alleged negative impact of its production systems on biodiversity and the unjustifiable propaganda regarding the use of monkeys to harvest coconuts.
The International Coconut Community (ICC1), a UN ESCAP intergovernmental organization representing 20 coconut producing countries, refutes to the articles published by Erik Meijaard regarding the claim that producing coconut oil is more harmful to biodiversity than producing palm oil.