The International Coconut Genebank-South Asia and Middle East (ICG-SAME) in India hosted by ICAR-CPCRI’s Research Station at Kidu which is located in the Dakshina Kannada (DK) District of Karnataka state of India. The appraisal of the ICG-SAME conducted on 21st – 22nd May 2022. The team of the appraisal consisted under supervision of Dr. Jelfina C.Alouw, Executive Director, ICC, Mrs. Erlene C. Manohar, COGENT Coordinator, Dr. Lalith Parera, Additional Director, CRI Sri Lanka, Ms. Mridula Kottekate, Assistant Director, ICC, Mr. Vincent Johnson, Cogent Coordinator support. The others accompanied are Dr. Anita Karun, Director, CPCRI, Dr. Niral Vittal, Curator, ICG-SAME,... read more
International Coconut Community through its program of the International Coconut Genetic Resources Network (COGENT) organized the three-day 2nd International Tissue Culture Symposium virtually from 4-6 May 2022. This is one of the activities of COGENT’s International Thematic Action Group (ITAG 4), who serve as the technical team working on In-vitro Culture and Cryopreservation.
The objective of organizing the symposium is to establish the status of coconut tissue culture technology, including the information and technical capacity gaps, the... read more
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