Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is the ICO ?

The International Coffee Organization is an intergovernmental organization that brings together major coffee producing and consuming countries to tackle the challenges facing the world coffee sector through international cooperation. It administers the International Coffee Agreement and is dedicated strengthening the global coffee sector and promoting its expansion in a market-based environment for the betterment of all participants. The objectives of the Agreement reflect the priorities of Member Governments and are implemented through policy decisions by the International Coffee Council, and an annual programme of activities implemented by the Secretariat.

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