Fourth Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance
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Forum Background Document
- Panos Varangis - International Finance Corporation's involvement in coffee
- Mona Sur - The World Bank's involvement in coffee
- Parvindar Singh - Common Fund for Commodities, partner in coffee development
- Ricardo Vargas del Valle - The Inter-American Development Bank and Agriculture in LAC: financing opportunities for coffee sector development
The Forum is an initiative by the ICO to facilitate consultations on topics related to finance and risk management in the coffee sector. It has a particular focus on the needs and wellbeing of small and medium-scale producers and local communities in coffee producing areas.
Given the current situation facing the global coffee sector, where the income of coffee growers all over the world has plummeted affecting millions of people in thousands of communities, the role of multilateral financial institutions is crucial. The 4th Forum will seek to provide solutions for producing countries to effectively engage with financial multilateral institutions and donors and ensure that financing from those organizations meet the needs of coffee farmers.
The objective is to establish a direct dialogue with financial multilateral institutions, donors, and other actors in the field, to discuss and implement concrete plans for poverty alleviation and wealth creation in rural communities which depend on coffee production.
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