India hosted International Workshop on
Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in Coconut at Kochi, Kerala
Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Coconut Development Board hosted the International Workshop on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in Coconut for Enhancing Production Efficiency, Product Quality and Resilience to Climate Change, organized jointly with International Coconut Community from 2nd to 4th September 2022 at Kochi, Kerala, along with the World Coconut Day celebrations.
Dr. N. Vijaya Lakshmi IAS. Chairman, CDB inaugurated the programme in presence of Dr. Jelfina C. Alouw, Executive Director, International Coconut Community; Shri Rajendra Kumar Kataria IAS, Principal Secretary (Horticulture & Sericulture), Govt. of Karnataka; Dr. Anitha Karun, Director, ICAR-CPCRI and other delegates. Sessions on ‘Sustainable Development and Innovative Extension Approaches for Promotion of GAP in coconut’; ‘GAP and its Relevance in the Context of Climate Change’ were held, in hybrid mode, with lectures by experts from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Vietnam, FAO, QCI-India and ICAR-CPCRI. Successful Models for Enhancing Productivity & Nut Quality being practiced was also shared by Progressive Coconut Farmers from India and Indonesia. A visit to progressive coconut farmers’ gardens in Tiruppur & Coimbatore Districts of Tamil Nadu was also organized as part of the programme. The workshop was attended by 150 participants comprising of scientists/ academicians, policy makers, extension officials, national awardee farmers and other stakeholders.