Forum on African Robusta coffee organized by the African and Malagasy Robusta Coffee Agency (ACRAM)
5 February 2013
The Executive Director of the ICO, Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, and the Chief Economist, Mr Denis Seudieu, were invited to attend a Forum on African Robusta Coffee organized on 30 and 31 January 2013 in Libreville, Gabon by the African and Malagasy Robusta Coffee Agency (ACRAM), which represents the Robusta coffee industry in Africa. The Forum was followed by the 2nd General Assembly of ACRAM. The theme of the Forum was “Sustainability and competitiveness of African Robusta”. The Executive Director spoke at the opening ceremony, focusing on the coffee market and prospects for African Robusta coffee. During his visit to Libreville the Executive Director met the Minister of Economy, Employment and Sustainable Development, Mr Luc Oyoubi, and the Chairman of the Coffee and Cocoa Council of Côte d’Ivoire and the former Minister of Agriculture for his country, Mr Lambert Konan Kouassi.
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