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Which Coconut germplasm is presently conserved by COGENT country members ?

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The International Coconut Genetic Resources Network (COGENT) includes 39 country members. Up to now, only 23 countries have provided data on their genebanks (see table 1).

In 2012, the data was partially updated in the framework of the project “”Upgrading international coconut genebanks and evaluating accessions” funded by the Global Crop Diversity Trust and leaded by Bioversity International. In some cases, this table may not reflect today’s reality, as some of the countries did not update of the data during the last 10 years.

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To better understand the terms cultivars, populations and accessions, please visit the dedicated Frequently Asked Question on this topic.

The Coconut Genetic Resources Database project (CGRD) was initiated in 1994. The project was funded by the French Government and implemented by the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpment (CIRAD) in collaboration with COGENT member countries. Its objective is to facilitate data storage and exchange among the members of the COGENT network. This will enable coconut breeders and other users to access data on coconut cultivars. From January to April 2012, the data was updated for the following 6 countries: Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. We also received the data from some other countries but the data was not sufficiently standardized to be incorporated directly in the database.

Users must contact the specific data providing institute(s) directly, with any questions or comments regarding information stored in CGRD and for queries regarding the germplasm held in a specific institute(s). Users acknowledge that their access to and use of data does not entitle you to any copyright or other intellectual property right or other proprietary interest in the accession list or the Portal. Users are required to acknowledge the sources of the data accessed.

                                                          


Table 1. Codes for countries and institutions
of the 24 COGENT genebanks registered in CGRD Database

 

Country

ISO3

Name of institution

COGENT code

FAO INSTCODE

1

Bangladesh

BGD

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute

BARI

BGD003

2

Bénin

BEN

Station de Recherche sur le cocotier

SP

BEN008

3

Brazil

BRA

Embrapa Tabuleiros Costeiros

BRA

BRA035

4

China

CHN

Wenchang Coconut Research Institute,

Chinese Academy of Tropical Agriculture Science

CHIN

CHN209

5

Côte d'Ivoire

CIV

Centre National de Recherche de Côte d'Ivoire

SMD

CIV066

6

Fiji

FJI

Taveuni Coconut Center

TCC

FJI034

7

Ghana

GHA

Oil Palm Research Institute

OPRI

GHA019

8

India

IND

Central Plantation Crops Research Institute

IND

IND1053

9

Indonesia

IDN

Indonesian Palmae Research Institute

IPRI

IDN190

10

Jamaica

JAM

Coconut Industry Board

CIB

JAM004

11

Malaysia 

MYS

Department of Agriculture Sabah

DOAS

MYS082

12

Malaysia

MYS

Kubang Keranji Research Station

MHP

MYS054

13

Mexico

MEX

Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán

CICY

MEX056

14

Pakistan

PAK

Pakistan Agricultural Research Council

PAKI

PAK034

15

Papua New Guinea

PNG

Stewart Research Station

SRS

PNG047

16

Philippines

PHL

Philippine Coconut Authority Zamboanga Research Center

PHL

PHL159

17

Solomon Islands

SLB

Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

YSI

SLB004

18

Sri Lanka

LKA

Coconut Research Institute

CRI

LKA165

19

Tanzania

TZA

Agricultural Research Institute, Mikocheni

NCDP

TZA057

20

Thailand

THA

Chumphon Horticultural Research Centre

CHRC

THA028

21

Tonga

TON

Vaini Experimental Station, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

TON

TON001

22

Vanuatu

VUT

Saraoutou Research Station

VT

VUT003

23

Vietnam

VNM

Oil Plant Institute

DGEC

VNM035

24

Western Samoa

WSM

Olomanu Research Station

WS

WSM011

The Coconut Genetic Resources Network (COGENT) aims to promote national, regional and global collaboration among coconut-producing countries and
partner institutions in the conservation and use of coconut genetic resources for enhanced livelihoods.

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