ICC Had a Virtual Meeting with the Philippines Coconut Authority


As a strategic partner of ICC, the Philippines' government through the Philippines Coconut Authority (PCA) has made an invaluable contribution to sustainable coconut development. With the objective to discuss the various contribution and activities of the Philippines Coconut Authority (PCA) for the development of the coconut sector and the programs to be organized jointly by ICC with PCA for the current year 2021, ICC had organized a virtual meeting on 28 January 2021.

The Philippine Coconut Authority, represented by Mr. Benjamin R. Madrigal Jr., Administrator, Ms. Erlene C. Manohar, Deputy Administrator (R&D); and Mr. Roel Rosales, Deputy Administrator... read more



Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Plantation Crop Research Institute, (ICAR-CPCRI) Kasaragod, India celebrated its 105th Foundation day on 5th January 2021 virtually.

The program started with a welcome address by Dr. Anita Karun, Director (Acting). In her address, she presented the research highlights of the institute for the year 2020. The major achievements for the year were conducting online training for the farmers amid the Covid-19 Pandemic and other research activities.

Dr. N.M. Nayar, Former Director of CPCRI delivered the Dr. K.V. Ahamed Bavappa Memorial Lecture. Dr. Bavappa was the former director of CPCRI and contributed a lot to... read more

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