ICO honours women on International Coffee Day

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has chosen the theme of ‘Women in Coffee’ for International Coffee Day (ICD) 2018. “The idea for the 2018 campaign goes beyond paying homage to women,” the ICO says on the ICD website. “We want to highlight the need for equity and equality in the coffee sector, from bean to cup, and that can only be achieved by empowering women to the benefit of the whole coffee sector.”
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Mexico hosts 121st International Coffee Council meeting

The official inauguration ceremony of the 121st International Coffee Council, the governing body of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), was held in Mexico City on 9 April. Officially launched by the Sub-Secretary Jorge Armando Narváez Narváez, this is the first time the Council has met in Mexico, a country that is in the forefront in the process of modernising its coffee sector. The meeting is the first since the United States announced its intention to withdraw from the International Coffee Agreement, effective on 3 June, 2018.
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ICO Coffee Report shows continued price decline

The March 2018 Coffee Market Report from the International Coffee Organization (ICO) shows the market continues to decline. Since August 2017, the ICO composite indicator price has declined in each month except January 2018.
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United States withdraws from International Coffee Agreement

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has announced that the Government of the United States is withdrawing from the International Coffee Agreement 2007, an international commodity agreement between coffee producing and consuming countries, whose objective is to strengthen the global coffee sector and promote its sustainable expansion.
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ICO average price hits 14-month high

According to the International Coffee Organisation’s (ICO) June Market Report, the daily price of the ICO composite indicator increased steadily over the course of June, starting from a low of 118.53 US cents per pound on 1 June, and ending on a high of 132.04 per pound, its highest daily level since April 2015.
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