Frequently Asked Questions
What is the extent of private sector involvement in the work of the ICO ?
Sixteen leading industry representatives from producing and consuming countries are members of the ICO Private Sector Consultative Board (PSCB), along with their alternates and advisers. The PSCB advises the Council on relevant matters and also enables the coffee industry to comment on ICO activities. In addition, a World Coffee Conference is held on a regular basis and brings together government and private sector representatives to discuss matters of common concern. Under the 2007 Agreement, the newly created Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance also includes representatives of financial institutions, the private sector and others with relevant expertise.
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