The virtual meeting of ICC Technical Working Group (TWG) was held on 8 February 2022, under the chairmanship of Mr. Benjamin R. Madrigal, Jr., Administrator, Philippines Coconut Authority (PCA). The TWG’s members attended are Dr. Vinesh Kumar (Permanent Secretary, Agriculture Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji), Mr. Rajeev Bhushan Prasad (Chief Coconut Development Officer, Coconut Development Board, India), Dr. Lalith Perera (Additional Director, Coconut Research Institute, Sri Lanka), Dr. Millicent Wallace, (Director, Research Coconut Industry Board, Jamaica) and Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw, Executive Director, ICC. Participants in attendance were Dr. Rohit Lal, Senior Research Officer, Fiji, Mr. Shalendra Prasad, Chief Economist,... read more
A virtual coordination meeting between the ICC Secretariat and the Nuts and Oil Crops Directorate, Agriculture and Food Authority, Government of Kenya, was convened on 3rd February 2022. This is part of the activities of ICC in Dialogue and Communications with National Liaison Officers (NLOs) of the ICC Member Countries.
The meeting was attended by Madam Rosemary Owino, Acting Director, Nuts and Oil Crops Directorate Agriculture and Food Authority, the NLO of ICC for the government of Kenya, along with Ms. Lily Chebet Kiptoo, Deputy Director, Technical and Advisory Services and Mr. Innocent Masira, Market Development Officer. The ICC... read more
Field Visit to the largest coconut producing district in Indonesia: from Indragiri hilir, Riau to the world
Indragiri Hilir is the largest coconut producing district in Riau Province and Indonesia. Coconuts from the area are distributed to the coconut industry around the region, and some have been exported to Malaysia and Thailand. The high demand for coconut products from the global market and low coconut production have prompted local and central governments to urgently take action plans to increase coconut production and improve farmers' livelihoods through the production of high-value-added products.
As a continuation of the official visit of the Executive Director,... read more