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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>>

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 >>

Trade Statistics - May 2014

• World coffee exports amounted to 9.62 million bags in May 2014, compared with 10.19 million bags in May 2013.

•Exports in first eight months of coffee year 2013/14 (Oct/13 to May/14) have fallen by 3.9% in comparison with the first eight months of the last coffee year.

• In the twelve months ending May 2014, exports of Arabica totalled 68.90 million bags compared to 69.13 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 39.98 million bags compared to 43.05 million bags.

Note: ICO monthly trade statistics are based on available data at time of publication. For historical data, please submit an information request to the ICO Library at library@ico.org. For public data on the global trade of coffee, visit the Statistics page on our website>>

Growing Coffee Without Endosulfan: Safer Alternatives to Manage the Coffee Berry Borer

As a persistent organic pollutant under the Stockholm Convention, the hazardous insecticide Endosulfan needs to be phased out globally. A new report and video series show how farmers are using safer alternatives to manage the Coffee Berry Borer – a tiny beetle which can cause serious damage to the coffee beans. Read more>>

25th International Conference on Coffee Science

Discover how science and knowledge can pave the way for coffee sustainability. Register now for the 25th International Conference on Coffee Science in Armenia, Colombia, September 8-13. Learn more>>

Media Partnership Announced Between Global Coffee Report and International Coffee Organization

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) and Global Coffee Report (GCR) Magazine announced on 2 May that they have entered into a ground-breaking media partnership. The partnership will see ICO experts provide commentary, exclusive to GCR Magazine, on the latest developments affecting the coffee industry all over the globe. Read more>>

Video: Coffee Production Could Be In Jeopardy - CNN International

After the release of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), ICOs Head of Operations Mauricio Galindo spoke to CNN International's Isa Soares about the current and potential impacts of climate change on the coffee sector. Watch the video>>

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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)  23/07/2014
ICO Composite 154.48 +3.0%
Colombian Milds 197.80 +3.8%
Other Milds 201.18 +3.9%
Brazilian Naturals 169.06 +4.3%
Robustas 99.96 -0.4%

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3rd Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance

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Coffeeline database

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