The objectives of the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community
(APCC) are to promote, coordinate and harmonize all activities
of the coconut industry which sustains the lives of millions
of small farmers as well as those engaged in production,
processing and marketing of coconut products.
To improve the socio-economic conditions of all stakeholders
of the coconut industry in the member countries, particularly
the small coconut farmers.
mission is to assist the member countries to develop their
coconut industries to:
2. reduce cost of production;
3. adopt integrated coconut based farming system;
4. encourage organic farming;
5. promote farm level processing;
6. promote product diversification/ value addition and by-product
7. improve quality standards;
8. intensify market promotional activities and research;
9. harmonize trade related issues and;
10. develop human resources for effective transfer of technology.
APCC is an intergovernmental organization of sixteen full
member countries, composed of The Federated States
of Micronesia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Republic of Kiribati,
Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Philippines,
Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu,
and Vietnam, and Jamaica as well
as Kenya are associate member countries of
the the APCC.
Established on 2 September 1969, the APCC was the first intergovernmental
commodity body to be set up in the region under the auspices
of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia
and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP). Coconut producing countries outside
the Asia and Pacific region may apply for associate membership.