Cancellation of the 126th Session of the International Coffee Council
16 March 2020
We at the International Coffee Organization (ICO) are deeply concerned by the evolving situation of the Coronavirus and the human tragedy that surrounds it. Amid growing health concerns related to the virus, the Executive Director, after consultation with the Chair of the Council, has decided to cancel the 126th Session of the International Coffee Council (ICC). The ICC meeting was scheduled to be held from 27 April to 1 May 2020 at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London.
The ICO is looking into alternative options for the core meetings of the Council and we will endeavour to update you as soon as possible. The Organization aims to serve our membership effectively while ensuring the health and safety of ICC participants and staff. The ICO remains fully committed to maintaining a productive dialogue with stakeholders and we are confident that our Member countries will be able to effectively engage on pressing issues impacting the global coffee sector at an alternative stage.
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The ICO has released research on the impact of covid-19 on the global coffee industry.
- Impact of covid-19 on the global coffee sector: The Demand Side (April 2020)
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- Impact of covid-19 on the global coffee sector: Survey of ICO exporting Members (July 2020)
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Profitability of coffee farming in selected Latin American countries - interim report (Published March 2019)
Survey on the impact of low coffee prices on exporting countries (Published March 2019)
Emerging coffee markets: South and East Asia (Published September 2018)
Guide to Access Green and Climate Funding: The Global Environment Facility (Published October 2018)
Role of coffee futures markets in discovering prices for Latin American producers (Published September 2018)
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)
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