Welcome visit from the Ambassador of Switzerland
13 March 2018
On 9 March 2018, the Executive Director, Mr José Sette, was honoured to welcome His Excellency Mr Alexandre Fasel, who visited the offices of the ICO for the first time since taking up his post as Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom.
Accompanied by First Secretary, Ms Stefanie Küng, Ambassador Fasel met with senior members of the ICO team to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the coffee sector, including the need to foster sustainability to address quality, safety and productivity issues, climate change, gender and small growers’ needs. A new approach to project development and funding being developed by the ICO was also discussed at length.
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1 October is #InternationalCoffeeDay.
This year we chose 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.
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• 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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