26 June 2018


The Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO) is seeking to recruit an Auditor for the period 1st October 2017 to 30th September 2018. IACO is hereby inviting interested accounting or auditing firms to express their interest in this assignment. The report of the Audit is to be presented to the Organisation’s Annual General...

01 June 2018


Issue: Gabon

Date:20-21 November 2018


The conclusions of the 2016 AGA held in Yaoundé, Cameroon and those of Grand Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire in 2017 recommended the organization of the Scientific Conference on...

31 May 2018

Dear readers,

The 2016 IACO Annual Meetings held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, made key decisions, from the discussions that took place in the different meetings, held under the theme: inclusive transformation in African Coffee value chain. In its 60 years of existence, the Inter-African Coffee Organization (IACO) has played a very important role in African coffee industry in dealing...

14 March 2018



Recruitment notice of a Consultant



Ladies and gentlemen,


You are hereby invited to submit a technical and financial proposal for the Institutional Review of the Inter-African Coffee Organization (IACO)...

16 February 2018


 Under the supervision of the Financial and Administrative Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the following: *

  • Prepare the Organization and related bodies meetings and provide support to the Secretariat as required and liaise with Member State authorities, intergovernmental organizations and other interlocutors on...
11 January 2018

Distinguished guests,
Dear delegates from IACO Member States,
On behalf of the President of the Republic of Côte
d’Ivoire, His Excellency Mister Alassane OUATTARA,
I extend to you a warm welcome and a very good
stay in Côte d’Ivoire, on the Inter-African Coffee
Organization (IACO) 2017 Annual Meetings, under
the theme: «Sustainable Coffee Development...

11 December 2017






The General Secretariat of IACO presents its compliments to Delegates and Invited Guests and has the pleasure to inform them that IACO's 57th Annual Meetings will now be held in Grand Bassam, Cöte d'Ivoire from 1 st to 6th February 2018.

24 November 2017

This is to inform you that the Ministry of Commerce of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire has advised the IACO General Secretariat that due to pressures of the forthcoming AU/EU Summit and Other meetings in Abidjan during the same period, it has become difficult to effectively host the IACO 2017 Annual Meetings scheduled for 4-9 December 2017.

Discussions With the Ministry of Commerce for...

13 November 2017

I bring you the compliments of the General Secretariat of IACO and refer to our earlier correspondence inviting you to IACO's 57th Annual Meetings in Grand Bassam, Cöte d'Ivoire from 27 November— 1 st December 2017.




The IACO Secretariat has been informed by the office of the Minister of Commerce of the Republic of Cöte d'Ivoire, who is also the Chairman...

04 July 2017

The Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO) is seeking to recruit an Auditor for the period from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017. IACO is hereby inviting any interested accounting or auditing firm in carrying out the Audit to express its interest in this assignment. The report of the Audit is to be presented to Organisation’s Annual General Assembly which will convene on 30th November...

20 February 2017

15th AFCCE in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Remarks of the IACO Secretary General at the Breakfast Meeting of

The Global Producer Forum, 17th February 2017




Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to begin by paying tribute to a true friend of the African...

20 February 2017

Remarks by the IACO Secretary General, Frederick S.M. Kawuma,

at the Opening Ceremony of the 15th AFCC&E, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is always a pleasure for me to participate in AFCA’s Conferences which are considered Africa’s largest coffee trade platform.  This conference brings together a...

10 January 2017

56th Inter African Coffee Organization (IACO)
Annual Meetings, 28 November – 3rd December 2016
The Yaoundé Declaration
At the 56th Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO) Annual General Assembly (AGA), held from 28th November to 3rd December 2016 in Yaoundé, Cameroon, delegates participated in the Scientific Conference, 4th African Coffee...

10 January 2017


Yaoundé, Cameroon, Tuesday, 29th November 2016.

The 4th African Coffee Symposium of the InterAfrican Coffee Organisation (IACO) was held on 29th November 2016 in BOUMA A Room of Hilton Hotel of Yaoundé, Cameroon, under the chairmanship of Mr. Bello Bouba MAIGARI, Minister of State, Minister of Tourism and Leisure of the Republic of...

04 November 2016

Honourable Ministers, Distinguished Delegates, on behalf of the President of the Republic, His Excellency Mister Paul BIYA, I would like to wish you a cordial welcome and a pleasant stay in Cameroon. Your presence in Cameroon as part of the 2016 Annual Meetings of the Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO), which we appreciate and commend deservedly, testifies to the interest that you have...

03 August 2016

The Premier African Coffee Symposium in 2013 was held in Lomé (Togo) under the theme ”Position, Perception and Potential of African coffee”. In 2014, the Second Symposium took place in Kampala (Uganda) under the theme ”Unlocking Potential of African coffee. In 2015, the theme of the Third Symposium held in Luanda (Angola) was Focus on Gender and Youth in Africa’s Coffee Industry”. There is...

15 February 2016

Honorable Minister, Distinguished Presenters, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, all Protocol observed, It is a great pleasure for me to join you on this occasion when the AFCA conference comes to Dar-es Salaam for the first time. I remember the debates we had in the early years of AFCA when I was part of the leadership planning to bring the conference to Tanzania. It was considered that the...

03 December 2015

Who we are and what drives us The initiative for coffee & climate (c&c)1 is a pre-competitive initiative of leading companies active along the entire coffee value chain. We recognize that the direct and indirect impacts of climate change pose severe and further increasing threats to a commodity in global demand that is also vital for the livelihoods of up to 100 million people in more...

25 November 2015



The 2015 Annual Meetings of the INTERAFRICANCOFFEE ORGANISATION (IACO) are currently taking place in the Conference Room of Talatona HOTEL of, Republic of Angola. They were opened on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, by the Chairperson of the...

03 November 2015

could attain 50% of the total global coffee production in a few years,
thereby calling for the differentiation of Robustas. To achieve better
results for the producers, it is crucial that IACO Members develop
strategies to efficiently guide this process. It was acknowledged that
although most African Governments, in partnership with the private
sector, have...

02 November 2015


The Inter African Coffee Organisation (IACO) has the honour to invite its Member States to the 55th Annual General Assembly, 11th ACRN General Assembly and the 3rd African Coffee Symposium which will be held at the Luanda (Angola), from 23 to 27 November 2015...

02 November 2015



“Focusing on Gender and Youth in Africa’s Coffee Industry"

The Inter-African Coffee Organisation I (IACO) will hold its third Annual African Coffee Symposium from 24th to 25th November 2015, in preparation for its 55th Annual General Assembly to be held in Luanda, Republic of Angola from 23rd to 27th November...

04 September 2015

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, the Secretary General of the Inter-African Coffee Organization (IACO), Mr. Frederick Kawuma, led an IACO delegation to the African Development Bank (AfDB), for the launching of a new ADB report on “Empowering Women in Agricultural Value Chains in Africa.” Besides AfDB officials, the ceremony brought together the Ivorian organs responsible for...

24 August 2015

As part its National Coffee Nursery Supply to producers in Cote d’Ivoire, OUTSPAN/OLAM handed improved coffee seedlings to the members of Aboisso CENAD, a cooperative of coffee producers, on Saturday, August 15 2015 in YAOU, ABOISSO area. The Inter- African Coffee Organisation (IACO) was represented in this event by Dr.BAYETTA BELLACHEW, Director of Research...

24 June 2015

At the invitation of the Ministry of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire,the Inter-African Organization (IACO) participated into a meeting on Tuesday, June23, 2015 in the Ministry’s International Conference Room.

The meeting was chaired by His Excellency Charles KOFFI DIBY, Minister of State, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic Côte d’Ivoire...

24 June 2015

On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, IACO participated in the launch of the 2nd Edition of ICC (International Certification Conference) held at the invitation of K'ORIGIN Agency in the Latrille Event Space, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Besides the press, the event was attended by  the Ivorian authorities, agricultural product certification institutions, partners such as...

23 June 2015


The Festival of Coffee (FESTICOFFEE) held in Yaoundé, Cameroon in April 2015, was aimed at promoting Coffee domestic consumption. IACO, which mission is to study all the problems regarding the African coffee industry, also participated, because of the importance of this commodity in the economies of its Member States....

23 June 2015

The 3rd Edition of the International Agriculture and Animal Resources Exhibition (SARA) 2015 took place from 3 to 12 April, 2015 in Abidjan, under the chairmanship of HE Mr. Alassane OUATTARA, President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire.

607 companies and institutions including the InterAfrican Coffee Organisation (IACO) attended this Exhibition. IACO had a stand to...

04 December 2013


At the end of the 1st African Coffee Symposium held in Lomé,Republic of Togo as a prelude to  the 53rd General Assembly of IACO  held from November 18th  to 22nd , 2013,a document  summarizing the various presentations and commitments was produced and presented to the participants.

04 December 2013

At the end of the 53rd Annual General Assembly and  the 1st African Coffee Symposium  held in Lome, Republic of Togo from 18th to 22nd  November 2013, a Final Declaration called REPORT AND DECISIONS was produced  and presented to the  participants. That provision reads.

03 December 2013

Our dear readers,I salute you all in your different r e s p e c t i v e capacities. It is my singular pleasure and opportunity to welcome you to this edition of the African Coffee News. We do apologise for the long absence of a regular publication from IACO, noting that the last IACO Coffee

Bulletin, No. 44 was published in November of 1995. The Africa Coffee News will be


03 December 2013

The International Coffee Council, 9-13 Sept 2013

There were five key areas from the Brazil meetings that I will highlight here: the coffee market situation, climate change, the Africa Group, the critical situation of the black coffee twig borer, and the Belo Horizonte Declaration

11 November 2013

Dear IACO Participants,


Please find  attached a letter from the Government of Togo addressed to :

  • All Airlines
  • Travel Agencies
  • Port Authorities


undertaking to deliver entry visas on arrival in Lomé to all invited participants of the 53rd Annual General Assembly and related events of IACO  (18-22 November 2013) who were unable...

11 September 2013

It is a pleasure for me to address you, as Secretary General of the Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO), being the first such occasion since I took up this office earlier this year. I would like thank all who have made me feel so welcome, and helped me to adjust to this my new home.

I thank you all for responding to our invitation to the re-launch of our coffee magazine – African...