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Steering Commitee Members

by Administrator - 19 Sep 2020 822 Views

The Steering Committee members are:  

Southeast and East Asia

Dr Emyr Sulistyowati, Indonesian Coconut and Palmae Research Institute (ICOPRI), JI. Raya Mapanget, Kotak Pos 1004 Manado 95001 Sulawesi - Indonesia.

Dr Ramon Rivera, Agricultural Research & Development Branch, Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), Don Mariano Marcos Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines.

South Asia and Middle East

Dr P. Chowdappa, Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), Kasaragod, Kerala 671 124, India.

Dr Lalith Perera, head of the Genetic & Plant Breeding Division, Coconut Research Institute (CRI), Bandirippuwa Estate, Lunuwila 61150, Sri Lanka; Tel: 0094 71 3127954; E-mail:  

The South Pacific

Dr Eremas Tade, Cocoa Coconut Institute Stewart Research Station Madang, P.O. Box 642, MadangD, Papua New Guinea. E-mail:

Mr Tiata Sileye, Head, Coconut Division, Vanuatu Agricultural Research and Training Centre (VARTC), P.O. Box 231, Santo, Vanuatu. Tel: +678-36-320 / 36130; Fax: +678-36-355; E-mail:

Latin America and the Caribbean

Dr Marcelo Ferreira Fernandes, Chefe Adjunto de Pesquisa e DesenvolvimentoEmpresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA) Centro de Pesquisa Agropecuaria dos Tabuleiros Costeiros, Av. Beira Mar, 3250 Atalaia 49025040 Aracaju 44, Brazil. Tel: +55 79 4009 1353; Fax: +55 79 3217 6145; E-mail:

Dr Carlos Oropeza Salin, Head of Biotechnology, Centro de Investigacion Cientifica de Yucatan, A.C. (CICY), Calle 43 N° 130, Colonia Chuburna de Hidalgo, 97200 Merida, Yucatán, Mexico. Tel:  +52-999-9813923 / 9813966; Fax: 52 (52-999) 981-3900 ; E-mail:

Africa and the Indian Ocean

Mr Andrew Ngereza, heading of the Coconut sub-program and Acting at the National Coconut Research Lead Scientist, Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute, P O Box 6226, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Tel: +255 754 298946; Fax: +255 22 2775549; E-mail:

Dr Kouassi Allou, Director, Station de Recherche Marc Delorme, Centre National de Recherche Agronomique (CNRA), 07 B.P. 13 Abidjan, Côte d' Ivoire. Tel: +25-52-3472411; Fax: 225-23-4724 11; E-mail: