International Pepper Community meet in India

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Kochi | Published: November 20, 2015 12:05:41 AM

India will host the 43rd annual session of the Jakarta-based International Pepper Community (IPC) in Mysuru from November 22.

India will host the 43rd annual session of the Jakarta-based International Pepper Community (IPC) in Mysuru from November 22.

The meeting primarily collates figures provided by member nations to arrive at production, consumption, and export figures for pepper.

IPC is an inter-governmental organisation for the promotion of pepper production and trade.

The last annual meeting of the organisation was held in Vietnam.

“India is extremely honoured to play host to the international event. Some 300 delegates are expected to participate in the four-day event, which will deliberate on recent advancements in pepper cultivation, processing, marketing, quality and research,” said Spices Board chairman A Jayathilak, who is the current chair of IPC.

A series of technical and business sessions will be held on the sidelines to address issues related to techno-economic studies, farming, production, quality improvement, research and development, trade promotion and marketing, board sources said.

IPC was established by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in 1972, with its secretariat at Jakarta, Indonesia, to promote, co-ordinate and harmonise all activities relating to the pepper economy.

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