Rebuttal from ICC Against Negative Campaign of Coconut

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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.

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Memorandum of Understanding between International Coconut Community and Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation

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Memorandum of Understanding and Partnership Agreement executed between Dr. Jefina C. Alouw, Executive Director, International Coconut Community and Mr. Ronny Prasetyo Yuliantoro, Director, Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation, on Friday the 24th July at ICC Secretariat, Jakarta.

The main objective and purpose of this MoU is to express the willingness of the Parties to engage in effort to promote the competitiveness of coconut products as well as relevant activities to develop and expand relationships with countries that coconuts are source from and to provide a framework for cooperation and coordination between Parties in achievement of mutual goals.

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Executive Director, ICC Had a Courtesy Meeting with Ambassador, Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation

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Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw, Executive Director, and Mr. Alit Pirmansah, Statistics and Marketing Officer of ICC, visited Non-Aligned Movement Centre for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM CSSTC), Jakarta on 2nd July and had a courtesy meeting with His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Ronny Prasetyo Yuliantoro.

The team of officers of ICC welcomed by HE and the team of officers of NAMCSSTC. In her address, Dr. Jelfina expressed that this is the beginning of the relationship between ICC and the NAM CSSTC, and ICC is looking forward to strengthening the relationship. Executive Director presented and explained the activities of ICC and its... read more