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PRESENTATION OF MISSIONS

Under the authority of the Secretary General of the Inter-African Coffee Organization (IACO) and in conjunction with the offices of members of coffee as well as national and sub-regional organizations involved in the marketing of coffee country, the Director of

: Economic's missions

-study all questions concerning African coffees, including their production, packaging, marketing and consumption to ensure sales prices remunerative to producers and benefits

regularly

-Prepare analyzes of demand and supply of coffee in the world to predict trends in the evolution of prices,

-Follow closely the coffee export issues related to coffee policies of member countries;

-Conduct market research and develop technical documentation for the various committees of the IACO and the authorities of member countries in an advisory capacity;

-maintain, as part of a public relations, close contact with professionals in the coffee and also with other institutions;

-Prepare, analyze and evaluate projects on coffee, whether technical or focused on issues related to the value chain of coffee;

-Prepare the development and editing of publications of the Organization

- Work with the administrative officer and the financial budget of the Organization under the authority of the Secretary General;

- Assist the Secretary General in research funds from financial institutions for the development of African coffee,

-Perform routine tasks assigned by the Secretary General.

 

BUSINESS 2012/2013 PROGRAMME OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

The primary objective for the department during the coffee season 2012/2013 remains the completion of the project development and submission to the ICO:

1 Project: Improved handling of African coffee and market access. (Côte d'Ivoire and Kenya).

Regarding this project work on the ground for the collection of information has been made in the two countries and project appraisal documents are being developed. In Côte d'Ivoire the production of this document was delayed because of the war that the country experienced in 2010 and the relocation of the Secretariat of the IACO in Ghana.

In 2012 the Director of Economic Research wanted to reconnect with the case manager at the Coffee and Cocoa Board, Mr. Agnero unfortunately it was replaced by Mrs. Rosemarie TANOE. The file was sent and we visited him from taking our service, we are waiting for his reaction.

The aim is to finalize the document and submit it to the ICO and AFREXIMBANK by the end of May 2013.

2-Promoting sustainability in coffee increase productivity and participation of young people in Cameroon and Central African Republic:

fieldwork in both countries have been completed and the project appraisal document has been finalized and submitted to the ICO and the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC °).

The total project cost is estimated at 5 309 850 U.S. dollars including 3249 U.S. $ 900 for Cameroon and 2059 950 U.S. dollars for the Central African Republic. Funding sought from the Fund is U.S. $ 900 4713.

funding request faces new funding policy of the Fund is the only fund that through lending commercially viable activities that generate profits to be used for repayment of these loans. As this project include two parts. The first part is a set of development activities, including improving productivity, quality and supervision ( components 1 and 2 ). This component is not directly linked to commercially viable activities and can not be funded with donations. For cons, the flap on the activities of domestic marketing and local processing (components 3 and 4 ) would be eligible for new funding from the Common Fund because they are generating immediate profits.

The reaction of the authorities of Cameroon and the Central African Republic is expected. We joined Denis Seudieu the ICO to see what the IACO as a Project Implementation Agency could do immediately. He asks us to wait for the project to be translated into English .

-3 Project to improve the income of small coffee producers through the optimal use of the tools of value chain in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Togo.

This project is still in the design phase. Recipient states must reminders BADEA to expedite the processing of the file. We will resume these states through letters to send them early April 2013.

2-Promoting sustainability in coffee increase productivity and participation of young people in Cameroon and Central African Republic:

fieldwork in both countries have been completed and the project appraisal document has been finalized and submitted to the ICO and the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC °).

The total project cost is estimated at 5 309 850 U.S. dollars including 3249 U.S. $ 900 for Cameroon and 2059 950 U.S. dollars for the Central African Republic. Funding sought from the Fund is U.S. $ 900 4713.

funding request faces new funding policy of the Fund is the only fund that through lending commercially viable activities that generate profits to be used for repayment of these loans. As this project include two parts. The first part is a set of development activities, including improving productivity, quality and supervision ( components 1 and 2 ). This component is not directly linked to commercially viable activities and can not be funded with donations. For cons, the flap on the activities of domestic marketing and local processing ( components 3 and 4 ) would be eligible for new funding from the Common Fund because they are generating immediate profits.

The reaction of the authorities of Cameroon and the Central African Republic is expected. We joined Denis Seudieu the ICO to see what the IACO as a Project Implementation Agency could do immediately. He asks us to wait for the project to be translated into English.

-3 Project to improve the income of small coffee producers through the optimal use of the tools of value chain in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Togo.

This project is still in the design phase. Recipient states must reminders BADEA to expedite the processing of the file. We will resume these states through letters to send them early April 2013.

 

 

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Bayetta Bellachew (PhD) Director of Research and Development and African Coffee Research Network (ARN)Coordinator Inter African Coffee Organization (IACO) 23 August, 2012
Koffi Kouamé Edgard, Director of Economics Studies, IACO