Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, H.E. Hon. Airlangga Hartarto encourages the use of smart farming technology to boost added value and productivity of the coconut industry in his opening remarks at the 49th International COCOTECH Conference and Exhibition, which was held virtually on 30 August 2021 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
He said the agricultural sector has an important role in Indonesia's economic growth and in 2020 it contributed to a GDP of 13.70%, the second largest after the manufacturing sector. This sector is one of the most resilient during the pandemic, where the agricultural sector still grew positively by 0.38%... read more
ICC Secretariat conducted the International Workshop on Quality Standard of Coconut Products virtually on the 13rd-14th of July 2021. The main objective of organizing this workshop is to review and compile the national quality standard of various coconut products in ICC member countries and harmonize these national standards and come up with a Regional/ICC standards. The growing local and global market demand have forced the coconut Industries to optimize coconut added-value, thereby reducing poverty and stimulating economic growth. Increasing quality standards is essential to increase... read more
A virtual courtesy meeting was held on 17th June in between H.E. Yasoja Gunasekera, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Indonesia and ASEAN and the International Coconut Community (ICC) Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia. The main agenda for the meeting was to to discuss the potential partnership and investment between major coconut industry of Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The embassy team was led by Her Excellency Ambassador and Mr. Arvy Harahap, Public Diplomacy Officer, Embassy of Sri Lanka. The ICC Secretariat team led by Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw, Executive Director and joined by Ms. Mridula Kottekate Assistant Director, Mr. Alit Pirmansah Market... read more