50th anniversary meetings

9 September 2013

The Opening Ceremony of the 50th anniversary meetings of the International Coffee Organization took place on Monday 9 September 2013 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The event was opened by H.E. Antonio Augusto Anastasia, Governor of Minas Gerais. Keynote speeches were made by the ICO's Executive Director, Robério Oliveira Silva; H.E. Antonio Andrade, Minister of Agriculture, Brazil; H.E. Fernando Pimentel, Minister of Commerce and Foreign Trade, Brazil; and H.E. Eduardo Santos, Acting Minister of External Affairs, Brazil. More

Market report: The ICO Head of Operations made a presentation on the market report to the International Coffee Council during its 111th Session. Presentation l Market report

Membership of the ICA 2007: The Council reviewed the status of the 2007 Agreement which entered into force on 2 February 2011. As at 9 September 2013, 45 Governments are Members and a further 5 Governments are in the process of completing membership procedures. The Council approved a Resolution extending the deadline for deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession until 30 September 2014. Membership status l Resolution

Coffee and climate toolbox: The Council received a presentation on an initiative for coffee and climate. Presentation

ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  18/10/2018
ICO Composite 116.80 -0.1%
Colombian Milds 146.98 -0.2%
Other Milds 143.95 -0.3%
Brazilian Naturals 122.68 -0.1%
Robustas 88.99 +0.1%

Schedule of meetings - September 2018
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1 October is #InternationalCoffeeDay.

This year we have chosen a very special theme for this year’s celebrations: ‘Women in Coffee’. Women play as important a role in the whole of the coffee chain as men, from planting the seeds to processing to trading to brewing… and drinking it. To find out more visit the dedicated International Coffee Day website. 

Latest ICO Studies & Reports

• National Quality Standards (Published September 2018)

• Gender equality in the coffee sector (Published September 2018)

Maximum residue limits (Published September 2018)

• Country Coffee Profile: Ghana (Published September 2018)

• Mixtures and substitutes (Published September 2018)

Gender equality in the coffee sector (Published April 2018)

Development of coffee trade flows (Published April 2018)

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)

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