50th anniversary meetings

9 September 2013

The Opening Ceremony of the 50th anniversary meetings of the International Coffee Organization took place on Monday 9 September 2013 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The event was opened by H.E. Antonio Augusto Anastasia, Governor of Minas Gerais. Keynote speeches were made by the ICO's Executive Director, Robério Oliveira Silva; H.E. Antonio Andrade, Minister of Agriculture, Brazil; H.E. Fernando Pimentel, Minister of Commerce and Foreign Trade, Brazil; and H.E. Eduardo Santos, Acting Minister of External Affairs, Brazil. More

Market report: The ICO Head of Operations made a presentation on the market report to the International Coffee Council during its 111th Session. Presentation l Market report

Membership of the ICA 2007: The Council reviewed the status of the 2007 Agreement which entered into force on 2 February 2011. As at 9 September 2013, 45 Governments are Members and a further 5 Governments are in the process of completing membership procedures. The Council approved a Resolution extending the deadline for deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession until 30 September 2014. Membership status l Resolution

Coffee and climate toolbox: The Council received a presentation on an initiative for coffee and climate. Presentation

ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  2/2/2023
ICO Composite 172.50 +0.6%
Colombian Milds 237.34 +0.6%
Other Milds 226.26 +1.4%
Brazilian Naturals 192.86 +0.6%
Robustas 102.00 -0.3%

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The ICO has released research on the impact of covid-19 on the global coffee industry.

Coffee Development Report 2019. Growing for prosperity: Economic viability as the catalyst for a sustainable coffee sector (Published October 2019)

Futures markets: the role of non-commercial traders (Published March 2019)

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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