49th General Assembly of the InterAfrican Coffee Organization (IACO)
23 November 2009
The 49th General Assembly of the InterAfrican Coffee Organization (IACO) took place in Accra, Ghana, from 23 to 27 November 2009. The Opening Ceremony was chaired by Hon Dr Kwabena Duffuor, Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, accompanied by Hon Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister for Trade and Industry, Ghana. The Secretary-General of IACO, Ambassador Josefa Sacko opened the proceedings and the Executive Director, Mr NÚstor Osorio, spoke at the inaugural session and gave a presentation at a workshop on Coffee Research and Statistics in Africa held on 23 November. The ICO Chief Economist, Mr Denis Seudieu, also participated in the event and made a presentation on the role of statistics in market analysis and transparency. In his presentation, the Executive Director reviewed the current market situation, focussing in particular on coffee production in Africa and the need to develop rehabilitation and replanting programmes to improve coffee productivity and quality. IACO has 25 Member states, representing 12% of world coffee production.
|ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb) 20/02/2018
1 October is #InternationalCoffeeDay.
Thank you for celebrating International Coffee Day with us this year. Watch out for more details about plans for ICD 2018.
7th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance
The 7th Forum took place in Yamoussoukro on 27 September 2017. Learn more>>
Latest ICO Studies & Reports
• Value addition in the African coffee sector (Published September 2017)
• Assessing the economic sustainability of coffee growing (Published September 2016)
• Coffee in the Russian Federation (Published August 2015)
• Coffee in China (Published August 2015)
• The impact of the price of oil and the US dollar exchange rate on coffee prices (Published August 2015)
• Sustainability of the Coffee Sector in Africa (Published August 2015)
ICO Coffee Library
The ICO has a unique Library containing an international reference collection, built up over 40 years of more than 13,000 monographs (books, reports, theses, pamphlets) and over 200 periodical titles covering all aspects of coffee.