9th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance

The Member Governments of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) had the pleasure of hosting the 9th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance on Tuesday, 24 September 2019, held at the International Maritime Organization as part of the 125th Session of the International Coffee Council in London, UK.

Chaired by Mr Kirill Matrenichev (Russian Federation), the 9th Forum brought together experts from the private and public sectors to exchange ideas on effectively managing price risks in the coffee value chain, and how risks could be shared more equally among all links in the value chain, including roasters, traders and input providers.

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Forum Programme 

English | French | Portuguese | Spanish


Forum Report

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Panel 1: Innovation in price risk management at farm and cooperative level

Moderated by Moderator: Dr Denis Seudieu, Chief Economist, ICO, presentations were received from:

Florent Baarsch, Environmental & Climate Economist, West and Central Africa Division, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Sara Mason, Founder and Principal Consultant, SHIFT Social Impact Solutions

Roel Messie, IDH Chief Investment Officer, IDH the Sustainable Trade Initiative

Hugo Villela, Coordinator, Price Risk Management (PRM) Initiative

Panel 2: Sharing price risks with economic agents along the value chain

Moderator by Dr Christoph Sänger, Senior Economist, ICO, presentations were received from:

Hans Bogaard, Manager of Farmers Finance and Africa, The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)

Giacomo Celi, Sustainability Director, Mercon Group

João Moraes, Global Crop Manager Coffee, Yara International ASA

Rocco Macciavello, Associate Professor of Management, Department of Management, London School of Economics (LSE)