Fifth Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance

The Executive Director had the pleasure of hosting ICO Members, Private Sector Consultative Board (PSCB) associations and observers at the 5th Consultative Forum which took  place on Tuesday, 3 March 2015 from 09:00 to 17:00.

The event was chaired by Mr Juan Esteban Orduz, Colombian delegation, President and CEO, Colombian Coffee Federation, Inc., and took place at the headquarters of the Organization at 22 Berners Street, London W1T 3DD, during the week of the 114th Session of the Council. 

The Forum promoted an exchange of views on ‘How to effectively structure a project in order to obtain financing’. The objective was to build on the successful work of the 4th Consultative Forum, held in September 2014, and to delve deeper into the mechanics of project finance. A series of experts gave presentations on the practical steps necessary to access finance.

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Do it. Forum Programme 
English | French | Portuguese | Spanish

Summary Report
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View and download photos from the 5th Forum on the ICO's Flickr page. All photos by Mariana Bassani for the International Coffee Organization.


Opening Remarks at the 5th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance
Mr Juan Esteban Orduz, Colombian Coffee Federation, Inc.
Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, International Coffee Organization

Mr Roy Parizat, World Bank Group
Slides: World Bank Group
Ms Naomi Chakwin, Asian Development Bank
Slides: ADB Assistance in Coffee Value Chains
Mr Ignacio Corlazzoli, Inter-American Development Bank
Slides: Financing Opportunities for Coffee Sector Development in Latin America and the Caribbean with IDB
Mr Olivier Eweck & Mr Benedict Kanu, African Development Bank
Slides: Overview of the African Development Bank Group
Ms Jenny Kwan, IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative
Slides: Introduction to IDH , the Sustainable Coffee Program, and possible Vision 2020 cooperation areas
Mr Ian Lachmund, DEG
Slides: DEG: We Finance Opportunities in Future Markets
Mr Curt Reintsma, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 
Slides: USAID and Coffee
Ms Nancy C. Cheruiyot, Commodities Development Fund
Slides: Financing Coffee: A Kenyan Experience
Ms Eva Teekens, Common Fund for Commodities
Slides: How to Effectively Structure a Project in Order to Obtain Financing
Mr Peter Veening, Rabobank
Slides: Rabobank Rural Fund & Rabobank Foundation