Kochi to host meet on coconut

Cocotech, a meeting of the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC), will be held in Kochi from July 2 to 6. The meeting is being organised by the Coconut Development Board.

The APCC, headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia, is an inter-governmental organisation, established with the objective of promoting coconut development activities of the region. A permanent panel on coconut technology will discuss issues pertaining to farming, processing and export of the commodity. The APCC has 16 regular members including Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

The theme of the meeting is ‘Inclusive growth and sustainable development of the coconut industry'. A meeting on the conduct of the international event was held at Thiruvanathapuram on Wednesday. K.Jayakumar, Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala; Sanjeev Chopra, Joint Secretary, Government of India; T.K.Jose, Chairman, Coconut Development Board; K.R. Jyothilal, Secretary, Agriculture; participated in the discussions, according to a press release issued by the CDB.

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