International Coffee Organization: First Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance
On September 27, 2011, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) held the first meeting of the Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance. The Forum is designed to address challenges related to finance and risk management in the coffee sector, with a particular emphasis on the needs of small and medium-sized producers and local communities in coffee producing areas.
Resources from the Forum can be downloaded below:
- Oscar Schaps, Managing Director, Global Soft Commodities, INTL Hencorp Futures LLC
- Edgar Cordero, Executive Vice President, Colombian Coffee Federation, Inc.
- David Browning, Director, Technoserve
- Professor Christopher Gilbert, Dipartimento di Economia, Universitá Degli Studi di Trento, Italy
About the ICO: The International Coffee Organization (ICO) is the main intergovernmental organization for coffee, bringing together exporting and importing Governments to tackle the challenges facing the world coffee sector through international cooperation. Its Member Governments represent 97% of world coffee production and over 80% of world consumption.
The ICO’s mission is to strengthen the global coffee sector and promote its sustainable expansion in a market-based environment for the betterment of all participants in the coffee sector.