African Coffee Special Annual Meetings Cameroon

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 in developing the coffee sector on the Continent and improving living conditions of on this crop dependent populations. IACO is an intergovernmental organisation established in 1960 in Madagascar, with a mission of assisting member countries, by means of negotiations and consultations, to obtain sustainable and fair remunerative prices for African smallholders and strategically position the continent in the global coffee value chain.