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In this space, the IAOC publishes resources of its various activities, whether planned, in progress or nearing completion. These files are primarily published in PDF format for easier downloading.

THE LATEST FILES PUBLISHED

Monday 24 August 2015
- Research and Development direction
The primary aim of the visit to Zambia was to take part in the training programme on ‘brand development and packaging design’ convened by Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO) to be held in Lusaka, Zambia. However, my short visit to ‘Chaloshi coffee farm’ which belongs to the Coffee Board of Zambia and the discussions I had with Zambia Coffee Board Secretary, Mr. Penny Zimba; Coffee Growers Association Chairma, Mr Joseph Tajuma; and Director of Golden Valley Agricultural Research Trust, Dr. S.W.Muliokela, encouraged me to provide a brief account of my perception that may contribute some technical inputs to the coffee development programme in Zambia.
Monday 24 August 2015
- Economics Studies Direction
La baisse des prix du café observée au cours de la campagne 2013/2014 s’est poursuivie pendant les trois premiers mois de la campagne 2014/2015. Le marché a bouclé l’année 2014 à son plus bas niveau depuis 10 mois. En effet en décembre 2014, la moyenne mensuelle du prix indicatif composé de l'OIC s’est située à 150,66 cents EU la livre, son plus bas niveau depuis février 2014. Quelles peuvent être les raisons de cette baisse ? A la fin du mois de septembre 2014 la production totale de la campagne 2013/14 a été estimée à 145,2 millions de sacs, pratiquement inchangée par rapport à la fin de la campagne précédente, la campagne 2012/2013 et la consommation mondiale a été d'environ 145 millions de sacs pour l'année civile 2013, laissant le marché assez équilibré, mais la sécheresse au Brésil exacerbaient la spéculation sur la production pour 2014/2015 avec une baisse de production attendue qui se traduirait probablement par un déficit global.
Monday 24 August 2015
- Economics Studies Direction
This report takes stock of the latest developments in the world coffee industry, specifically, the African coffee sector, with a particular emphasis on coffee Year 2013/2014. The analysis takes into account market fundamentals such as supply and demand as well as the price situation. The development of the coffee industry is highly dependent on the global economy environment. According to a UN report on the situation and prospects, the global economy will experience 3% growth in 2014 and 3.3% in 2015 against an estimated growth of 2.1% for 2013. The long recession has ended in the Euro area, which is the world traditional coffee market with the United States, but the prospects for growth remain fragile. In 2014, we expect an increase of 1.5% of the GDP in Western Europe. The growth of the United States has somewhat consolidated the gross domestic product (GDP) of the United States which is expected to increase by 2.5% in 2014.
Monday 24 August 2015
- Economics Studies Direction
Produit en zone tropicale par excellence, le café représente une source de revenu, de devises et d’emplois, essentielle pour bon nombre de pays en voie de développement. Ainsi, en Ethiopie et au Rwanda, les exportations de café ont-elles généré respectivement 24,8% et 25,4% des revenus d’exportation en 2010, ce chiffre s’élevait à près de 70% pour le Burundi. Le café est produit principalement par des petits paysans qui contribuent, on estime, pour plus de 90% au total de la production en Afrique. En Afrique, les niveaux de production et d’exportation du café ont ainsi un impact direct sur la croissance et donc le développement économique.
Monday 24 August 2015
- Sécrétariat général
A commodity exchange is an incorporated association that operates on a non-profit basis to put in place rules and regulations for the trade of commodities and investments . Commodity exchanges trade mainly in primary products rather than manufactured products, and since Africa is chiefly an agricultural continent, African farmers stand to benefit from an increase in involvement on commodity exchanges both on the continent and worldwide. Coffee, wheat, maize, sugar, oil and cocoa are a number of the products that are traded on the commodity exchange and these are products that are prevalent on the African continent. The supply and demand for a product will determine whether its volume of trade on the commodity exchange, and the product’s price will be determined by the demand for it . Commodity exchanges operate on a contract basis, such as spot prices, forward prices, future contracts as well as options on future contracts . These contracts offer farmers stability and consistency of prices for their produce, in particular future contracts protect farmers against drops in prices.

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