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Opinion: Coffee Producers Need Public-Private Investments In Science To Protect From Drought & Disea

In the ICO’s first column in Global Coffee Report, Executive Director Robério Oliveira Silva writes about the need for more public-private investments in coffee research to protect our farmers from drought and disease. Read the full article on our blog>>

Registration Open: Forum on Bridging the Gap Between Farmers and Finance, 23 September 2014

Register today for the ICO’s 4th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance: Bridging the Gap Between Farmers and Finance taking place on 23 September 2014. The event is open to ICO Members, civil society, financial institutions, development professionals, and other actors in the coffee industry. Details and registration>>

Coffee and Cotton: Sharing Lessons on Farmer Access to Finance

On June 27th 2014, ICO Economist, Tom Copple, represented the ICO at the “Organic Cotton Accelerator Expert Workshop" in Amsterdam, organised by Textile Exchange and Change Agency. Mr. Copple presented the work of the ICO's Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance, particularly with regard to aggregation and access to finance. Read his mission report>>

Farewell to Brazilian Ambassador Marcos Pinta Gama

On Tuesday 1 July, the International Coffee Organization (ICO), the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), and the International Sugar Organization (ISO) hosted a reception to bid farewell to Brazilian Ambassador Marcos Pinta Gama. A message from ICO's Executive Director>>

Reviving the Coffee Sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Official statistics from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) demonstrate the country’s challenges in the coffee sector. Its total estimated coffee production is 63,000 metric tons per year, yet officially reported exports were only 8,167 metric tons in 2012/2013. Very little coffee is consumed domestically, so where is the remainder going? Read more>>

Meet the ICO Interns: Q&A with Eugenia Londoño

Meet Eugenia Londoño, the ICO’s new Project Management and Sustainability intern. Eugenia is from Manizales, Colombia, currently doing her Master’s in International Business at Hult International Business School in London. Read our Q&A on the blog>>

ICO’s Head of Operations Attends Hivos Sustainable Coffee Conference

On 3 July 2014, Mauricio Galindo, Head of Operations at the ICO, participated on a discussion panel at the the Sustainable Coffee Conference ‘The heat is on’, organised by Hivos in Amsterdam. The event saw representatives from the private sector and NGOs come together to discuss sustainability in a sector facing serious challenges due to climate change. Details on the ICO Blog>>

New Agendas and Documents Available

Members: Visit our blog for the latest information on the meetings of the ICO to take place in London during the week of 22 to 26 September 2014. For password restricted documents, please email info@ico.org. Details>>

Monthly Coffee Market Report - June 2014

With still no consensus on the size of the Brazilian crop, and sufficient stocks to cover current demand levels, prices of all four group indicators have drifted lower over the past two months. The monthly average of the ICO composite indicator was 7.3% lower in June compared to May at 151.92 US cents/lb, its lowest average since February. All group indicators settled lower, with Colombian Milds, Other Milds and Brazilian Naturals down 7.8%, 7.6%, and 9.1% respectively, while Robustas also dropped by 4%. Read the June 2014 Coffee Market Report >>

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Coffee Leaf Rust outbreak

The current epidemic of coffee leaf rust affecting all countries of the region with a 53% incidence is the worst seen since this pest appeared in Central America in 1976.

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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  29/07/2014
ICO Composite 158.61 +0.1%
Colombian Milds 202.90 +0.1%
Other Milds 205.91 0.0%
Brazilian Naturals 174.84 +0.2%
Robustas 102.03 +0.2%

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3rd Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance

The 3rd Consultative Forum took place on 10 September 2013 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on the topic of aggregation - More

Coffeeline database

ICO online database of coffee-related material. COFFEELINE