ICO releases new report 'Volatile coffee prices: COVID-19 and market fundamentals'
18 May 2020
ICO is releasing its second issue of the Coffee Break Series.
The covid-19 pandemic is a dramatic public health crisis with significant impacts on economies around the world. This issue of the Coffee Break Series focuses on supply and demand side effects on coffee price volatility. The novel coronavirus represents an unprecedented joint supply and demand shock to the global coffee sector, constituting an enormous challenge to coffee growers, farm workers, domestic supply chains and international trade. The various supply and demand impacts will be felt at different points in time further contributing to global market uncertainties and the ongoing price volatility. The pandemic may also have major implications for poverty and food insecurity for the world’s 25 million coffee producers, most of whom are smallholders in low- and middle-income countries that are less prepared to respond to a public health crisis of this proportion.
This publication is the first joint work with the International Food Policy Research Institute under a new collaboration that aims at leveraging ICO statistical data and in-house capacity for economic research.
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- Impact of covid-19 on the global coffee sector: The Demand Side (April 2020)
- Volatile coffee prices: covid-19 and market fundamentals (May 2020)
- Impact of covid-19 on the global coffee sector: Survey of ICO exporting Members (July 2020)
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Guide to Access Green and Climate Funding: The Global Environment Facility (Published October 2018)
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