As part of the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank), in partnership with the African Union and the Government of Rwanda, will be hosting the 2nd Intra-African Trade Fair in Kigali, Rwanda.
In order to promote coffee within Africa, this fair is a good opportunity for African coffee entrepreneurs to...
I bring the compliments of the Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO) and wish to bring to your attention the above correspondence on the Vacancy Announcement for the Post of IACO Secretary General.
Nairobi Declaration 2019
The 2019 Annual Meetings of the Inter-African Coffee Organization (IACO) including African Coffee Research Network (ACRN) Biennial General Assembly, the 7th African Coffee Symposium and IACO 59th General Assembly, were held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 25 to 29 November 2019 under the Chairmanship of His Excellency Mr. MWANGI KIUNJURI, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of...
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The General Secretariat of the Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO) presents its compliments and brings to your attention a recruitment notice pour the position of bilingual secretary at IACO.
The KRUVE team is happy to introduce yet another guest blogger, Kate Papenberg - an outdoor enthusiast, fueled day and night by the almighty power of the coffee bean. Kate's passions are travel, practicing the art of thinking, writing, and, of course, coffee! Kate examines the intricacies of supply chain and potential future direction! Let us know your thoughts on the ...
A digital farmer profiling initiative, which enables coffee to be traced back to its roots, is paying off for smallholder farmers in Uganda. NUCAFE’s David Muwonge describes how coffee produced under the scheme is fetching far higher prices, revealing the strong potential of geo-referencing as a marketing tool to guarantee authenticity and origin.
Stakeholders launch a $950m initiative aimed at boosting productivity for the coffee industry
Nairobi, Kenya, 5 November, 2019- The Inter African Coffee Organisation (IACO) has joined forces with the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) to...
I. Executive summary
1. The contribution of Africa’s coffees to the world coffee trade has significantly declined since the 1970s, falling from a total production of 22 million 60kg bags in 1970, which represented 30% of global production, to the 16 million 60kg bags produced currently, reflecting a 23% decline. The volume of exports from the continent fell from 17...
Proceedings Chaired by Hon. Mwangi-Kiunjuri, EGH, MGH
(Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya)
Director of Ceremony: Dr Morris Akiri, CABI
Tuesday 5 November 2019
09H00 – 10H00
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general direction of the Secretary General of the Inter African Coffee Organisation (IACO) and the African Coffee Research network (ACRN) and in liaison with the National Coffee Boards, National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS), Sub-Regional Organizations for Southern, Eastern, Central Africa and International Intergovernmental Organizations as...
Africa’s Challenge of Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Coffee Value Chain
(Keynote Speech at the Ethiopian International Coffee Event at the UNECA Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 4th December 2018)
By Frederick S.M. KAWUMA*...
ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE INTER-AFRICAN COFFEE ORGANISATION (IACO)
SUMMARY OF THE 6TH AFRICAN COFFEE SYMPOSIUM
LIBREVILLE, GABON, 26-27 NOVEMBER 2018
The 6th African Coffee Symposium was held on 26 and 27 November 2018, during the 2018 Annual Meetings of the Inter-African Coffee Organisation, at NOMAD Hotel Libreville, in Gabon, under the Chairmanship of Honorable Jean-Marie...
REPORT OF THE SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN COFFEE
Libreville, Gabon, 20 - 21 November 2018
In preparation for the Annual Meetings of the Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO), the Scientific Conference on African Coffee was held from 20 to 21 November 2018 at Hotel Nomad in Libreville, Gabon. It was structured around four sessions.
REPORT AND DECISIONS OF THE 2018 ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE INTERAFRICAN COFFEE ORGANISATION (IACO)
Libreville, 27th November 2018
The 2018 Annual Meetings of the Inter-African Coffee Organisation, comprising the 58th Annual General Assembly, the 2nd Scientific Conference on Coffee and the 6th African Coffee Symposium, were held from 20 to 27 November 2018 at the Hotel NOMAD in...
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
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...
CALL FOR SCIENTIFIC PAPERS FOR THE ‘’SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN COFFEE (SCAC)’’
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...
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...
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW OF THE INTER-AFRICAN COFFEE
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)...
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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...
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...
TO DELEGATES AND INVITED GUESTS OF IACO'S 2017 ANNUAL MEETINGS
NEW DATES FOR IACO'S 2017 ANNUAL MEETINGS
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
AFRICAN COFFEE SYMPOSIUM
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
IACO 2015 ANNUAL MEETINGS, LUANDA, ANGOLA
"FOCUSING ON GENDER AND YOUTH IN AFRICA'S COFFEE INDUSTRY"
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...
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
INVITATION TO THE 55th ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 11th ACRN GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE 3rd AFRICAN COFFEE SYMPOSIUM
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...
3rd AFRICAN COFFEE SYMPOSIUM
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
FESTICOFFEE APRIL 2015 -CAMEROON
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....
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...
SUMMARY OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1st AFRICAN COFFEE SYMPOSIUM
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.
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.
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
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
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...
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...