Project final report
Supporting an international initiative to maintain the coconut genetic resources network - Final Report
This project aimed to support transitional arrangements for passing on the hosting of the COGENT Program from Bioversity International to ICC and establishing COGENT on a sustainable basis.
Maintaining COGENT as the coconut germplasm conservation network is indispensable when we consider the socio-economic importance of the crop on a global basis. The track record of COGENT should be reflected for its contribution to managing coconut diversity, germplasm distribution, and crop improvement. Thus, it is crucial that the proposed recommendations based on lessons learned and best practices from the implementation of this project must be continued with the provision of support from donor agencies and engagement of the private sector.