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June 2014: Publication of the Global Strategy for Conservation and Use of Coconut Genetic Resources

During the coming months, the main objective of the COGENT secretariat will be to finalize the 2014-2020 Global Strategy for Conservation and Use of Coconut Genetic Resources. This update of the existing strategy was requested by both country-members and funding agencies. This Global Strategy will facilitate achieving greater and more sustainable food security and agricultural development for the global coconut community.

Bioversity International recently completed similar strategic exercise for Cacao with the publication of the Global Strategy for the Conservation and Use of Cacao Genetic Resources. For developing the new coconut strategy, the COGENT Secretariat we will use as a basis:

  • The former version of the coconut global strategy,
  • The 10 international recommendations from the COGENT SC meeting held in July 2012,
  • The recommendations of coconut meetings held by APCC and ACIAR,
  • And the Cacao Strategy document, which provides a useful framework.

More than 60 contributors from 23 countries will be involved in this updating of the Global strategy for coconut conservation and use.

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