Coconut Oil is Not Linked to Heart Disease


In response to an article published in the Sunday Times, on October 25, 2020, the International Coconut Community, Jakarta, has sent the following statement:

On behalf of coconut stakeholders in Sri Lanka and beyond, the International Coconut Community (ICC) strongly refutes claims aired in the Sunday Times article headlined ‘Now coconut oil is bad for your heart’, by Kumudini Hettiarachchi (the Sunday Times, Sri Lanka, October 25, 2020).

Ms. Hettiarachchi cites a research review paper: Jayawardena et al -“Effect of coconut oil on cardio-metabolic risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis of interventional studies”. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical... read more

International Webinar on Coconut in Smart Agriculture


To celebrate its 60th Anniversary, the Faculty of Agriculture, Sam Ratulangi University, North Sulawesi, in collaboration with the International Coconut Community convened an international webinar with the theme “Coconut in Smart Agriculture”. More than 185 participants from the ICC member countries and other parts of the Globe from Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and Africa took part in the webinar. 

Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw M. Sc. Ph.D., Executive Director, ICC, in her welcome speech, expressed her gratitude towards the Anniversary organizing committee for choosing coconut as the main topic of this webinar. She added that North Sulawesi Province, which is famously known... read more

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