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Partnerships & Projects



As the main intergovernmental body responsible for addressing the challenges facing the world coffee sector, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) closely cooperates with other multilateral organizations, civil society, and the private sector.


Over the years, the ICO has signed bilateral and multilateral memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and partnerships which strengthen the mandate, objective, and purpose of the ICO. The signed MoUs/partnerships allow the ICO to work in close collaboration with a multitude of actors towards a coffee sector that is inclusive, resilient, and sustainable. The challenges faced by the coffee sector require effective dialogue among all sector stakeholders. A list of previously signed MoUs/partnerships can be found below.



The coffee development projects being sponsored by the ICO have as their principal beneficiaries the coffee producing countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific region, and aim to provide practical assistance to the world coffee economy. Projects sponsored by the ICO aim to strengthen the C-GVC and to contribute in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Latest Report: The 60 Years of ICO Projects

Only a common approach to the sector’s future development can create attainable opportunities – economic, social and also environmental – and pave the way to a sustainable and resilient coffee sector and therefore a more balanced market… and happy and responsible consumers.


1. Projects under implementation

1. Promoting domestic consumption in Africa

The aim of the project is increasing the volume of domestic consumption in African coffee producing countries with the African portion of the ICO Special Fund.

Participating countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia


Analytical review

Component 1: Domestic consumption and the roasting industry

It has been completed and report is available. Training activities to build the capacity of existing and potential roasters and baristas are being implemented. Training activities have benefitted from additional financial resources from the International Trade Centre (ITC). These training activities have also been supported by Gabon and the Association of African and Malagasy Robusta Coffee (ACRAM).

Component 2: Support to national strategies related to coffee roasting and domestic consumption 

5 countries (Kenya, DR Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Togo, Ghana and Gabon) have received US$25,000 each to support their national strategies. These include building of coffee kiosks or national promotional exhibitions.

Component 3: Strengthening communication on coffee drinking and health 

A communication company has been contracted to develop a documentary film on coffee and health.

Document: PJ-135/19 iaco-Special-Fund

2. Promoting domestic consumption in Asia

The project overall objective is to use a country share of the remaining ICO Special Fund to support national coffee domestic consumption strategy. The main components of the project include the review of government policies and domestic coffee consumption and building capacity for stakeholders in the coffee sector.

Participating countries: India, Indonesia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam


Analytical review

Noting that ICO Members in the Asia-Pacific region are widely dispersed geographically, creating additional costs when working together on a regional project, and, participating countries in the region being at different stages in the development of their local coffee industry, making joint project management was complex. Therefore, participating countries have agreed to implement independent and decentralized project component focusing on activities that are relevant to each country in accordance with the development needs of their coffee sector. With a slight delay in some countries activities are being carried out focusing on the review of domestic coffee consumption and government policies. Thailand has integrated the programme into the Thai Coffee Excellence event, covering the contest, an auction and talk on Thai coffee consumption and development trend. As for the remaining countries (India, Indonesia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, and Vietnam), training materials have been developed and capacity building of selected stakeholders continues.

Document: SF-45/20 45e-concept-note-asia-pacific-region

3. Rapid appraisal of the financing landscape for the coffee sector in Africa: A business case for financing the “missing middle” and last mile borrowers in the African coffee value chains

Following the submission of the Africa Coffee Facility proposal to the AFREXIMBANK as the main financial partner of the project, the need was felt to carry out a study to access the financial gaps and business opportunities in the coffee sector in Africa. The AFREXIMBANK President expressed interest in the Bank’s involvement as a partner in such a study. The proposed African Coffee Facility (ACF) has the vision of making financial resources available and affordable for the respective coffee value chain players in Africa, particularly Micro and Small to Medium Enterprises (“missing middle”) and smallholder producers (last mile borrowers). The proposed study to be jointly conducted by CABI, IACO and ICO, aims at providing insight on how such lending could be structured.

Participating countries: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Tunisia and Uganda


Analytical review

Fund was released by AFREXIMBANK in September 2022 following which the study was launched in Lomé (Togo) in November 2022. The three institutions (ICO-IACO and CABI) have started the study in the participating countries. A review meeting between the representatives of ICO, IACO and CABI will take place in April 2023 in Nairobi to finalise the report.

Document: PJ-143/21

4. Building a resilient coffee value chain to mitigate climatic disasters and Covid-19 pandemic in Honduras and Nicaragua

The project aims to provide an assessment of the impact of the climatic disasters and the covid-19 pandemic in the two countries and to design a project proposal to mitigate these impacts and build a more resilient coffee sector.

Participating countries: Honduras, Nicaragua


Analytical review

The project was submitted to the Central American Bank for Economic integration in September 2021. In 2022, the Bank approved two corresponding studies, including: (i) the evaluation of impacts caused by hurricanes Eta and Iota; and (ii) the effect of Covid-19 on the coffee sector, prioritizing damages in terms of production, job losses, infrastructure, etc. Request has been made to expand the study to examine the impact of climate change and Covid-19 on all coffee-producing countries and regions.

Document: PJ-146/21

5. ICO Task Force Coffee Market Development Toolkit

Comprehensive promotional tools focusing on interventions that would stimulate demand in producing countries and benefit the entire coffee value chain. It will replace the ICO Step-By-Step Guide to promote coffee consumption in producing countries.

Participating countries: All exporting countries


Analytical review

The project is closed.

Document: Webpage

6. ICO Task Force Living Income Benchmark Accelerator

Support the International Coffee Organization (ICO) Coffee Public Private Task Force (CPPTF) commitments to realize Resolution 465 and the London Declaration towards the long-term vision of prosperity across the sector. This commitment includes the ambitious concept of working towards a prosperous income and defining quantitative milestones on the path to prosperity in the 10 year Roadmap. which includes the establishment of Living Income Benchmarks in at least 80% of ICO member producing countries by 2025, and 100% of ICO member producing countries by 2030. These 9 benchmarks are intended to be milestones by which to measure progress and/or challenges to promoting prosperity for the whole coffee sector, but particularly for those most vulnerable such as small farmers and workers. The goal is to have national stakeholders and interested members of civil society and industry engage and agree on the desired benchmarks(s) of decent standard of living on the pathways to prosperity. The executing agencies are Anker Institute – USA/ NewForesight- Netherlands

Participating countries: Honduras, Indonesia, Vietnam, Rwanda, Togo, Ethiopia, Angola, Sierra Leone, Mexico


Analytical review

The project is under implementation.

7. ICO Task Force Technical Workstream Implementation 2022-2023

Technical Workstreams are organized according to the thematic areas as identified by the Resolution 465/London Declaration and are producing technical inputs and reports to support the implementation of Task Force commitments and concrete actions.

Participating countries: Directly Mexico, Peru, Rwanda, Kenya, Vietnam; indirectly all IACO, PROMECAFE, ASEAN Coffee Federation members

Status: The project executing agencies are Sustainable Food Lab- SFL, Committee on Sustainability Assessment – COSA, Conservation International – SCC, United Nations Development Programme -UNDP and Global Coffee Platform-GCP , SADER

2. Projects endorsed by ICC & seeking funds for implementation

1. Improvement of small-scale farmers’ access to finance for building a sustainable coffee sector in Vietnam

The project aims to improve small-scale coffee farmers ‘access to short-, medium- and long-term credit to better manage their farms and achieve a profitable and sustainable coffee production.

Participating countries: Vietnam


Analytical review

The project proposal was endorsed by the Council at its 124th session held in March 2019. However, no further action has been undertaken to identify relevant funding source.

Document: PJ-134/19

2. Building the post-covid 19 resilience of Africa’s coffee sector to market disruptions, food, nutrition and income security

The main objective of the project is to ensure sustainable intensification of the smallholder coffee farming systems to achieve income security devoid of price volatility in the international markets, guarantee smallholder farmers food and nutrition security and promote the creation of entrepreneurial jobs beyond farming, both in the rural and urban centres.

Participating countries: Burundi, Congo DR, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra-Leone, Togo and Uganda


Analytical review

The project proposal was approved by the Council at its 127th session held in September 2020 and submitted by IACO to the European Commission through the African Union for consideration. The ICO’s secretariat is expected to assist in advocating and raising the awareness of the international community to the need to improve the sustainability and resilience of the coffee value chains in producing countries.

Document: PJ-140/20

3. Projects under developement

1. Narrowing the Sustainability Gap in the Coffee Sector through Public-Private Partnerships and building the Capacity of the African Next Generation

The overall objective of the project is to build the capacity of the new generation of coffee stakeholders, including farmers and potential actors along the Coffee Global Value Chain. Building capacity through training and sharing successful lessons and where appropriate, scaling up to cover many actors in selected countries. This would reduce substantially the sustainability gaps as compared with other coffee producing regions.

Participating countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, etc.


Analytical Review

The project is under development and negotiation has started with the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).    

2. Coffee market development strategy through establishing coffee houses in universities

The aim of the project is to increase domestic coffee consumption through building coffee drinking culture among youth.

Participating countries: Kenya


Analytical review

The Council took note of the proposal and requested the secretariat to assist in developing a full proposal for further consideration at its next session.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

4. Concluded projects

1. Promoting domestic consumption in Central America and Mexico

Resolution 459 of the International Coffee Council approved the distribution of the remaining resources of the ICO Special Fund among exporting Members to finance regional programme to increase domestic consumption. The Regional programme for Central America and Mexico was carried out by PROMECAFE. Following a special distribution mechanism decided by the Council, the ICO Secretariat transferred US$458,566 to the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), to which PROMECAFE is attached. The aim of the programme was to contribute to an increase in value-addition through strengthening capacity building of stakeholders across the coffee value chain. Through the programme, PROMECAFE had organized a network of technicians, based on the ICO’s Step-by-Step guide to promote coffee consumption in producing countries. The key outcomes of the programme included the creation of a regional network of coffee sector stakeholders, capacity building for leaders of national institutions, and a realignment of national plans with a focus on the social, environmental and health benefits associated with consumption of high-quality coffee.

Participating countries: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru

Status: The project was concluded in 2021

Document: Final Report

2. Qualitative and quantitative rehabilitation of coffee with the aim of improving living conditions of coffee farmers afflicted and displaced by war in the Democratic Republic of Congo EB-3960/09 (CFC-ICO-DRC contact info@ico.org)

The project aims to rehabilitate the coffee sector in the provinces of North and South Kivu through the creation of centres for propagation and distribution, the establishment of extension and support teams, and making available to farmers high performance cuttings, essential inputs, and appropriate guidance.

Participating countries: Congo DR

Status: Project completed

Document: PJ-116/17

3. Promoting a sustainable coffee sector in Burundi PJ-43/13

The main goal is to improve the livelihoods of coffee producers through the improvement of productivity and production of high-quality coffee and food crops. The project is an concrete case of the involvement of the private sector (SUCAFINA) in promoting a sustainable coffee sector in ICO Member country. Partners that supported the project include SUCAFINA S.A, Nestlé, Starbucks, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Mitsubishi Motors, GIZ, Fondazione Ernesto Illy, USAID, IDH, IFAD and ICO.

Participating countries: Burundi

Status: Project phase 1 completed. The Foundation continues to raise resources.

Document: PJ-116/17

4. Sustainable Credit Guarantee Scheme to promote scaling up of enhanced processing practices (Ethiopia and Rwanda) – Document CFC/ICO/48 contact info@ico.org)

The main goal is to improve the livelihoods of coffee producers through the improvement of productivity and production of high-quality coffee and food crops. The project is an concrete case of the involvement of the private sector (SUCAFINA) in promoting a sustainable coffee sector in ICO Member country. Partners that supported the project include SUCAFINA S.A, Nestlé, Starbucks, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Mitsubishi Motors, GIZ, Fondazione Ernesto Illy, USAID, IDH, IFAD and ICO.

Participating countries: Ethiopia and Rwanda

Status: Project concluded in November 2016

Document: PJ-112/17

5. Building capacity in coffee certification and verification for specialty coffee farmers in AFCA Member countries (document CFC/ICO/45 contact info@ico.org)

The overall project objective was to improve the skills of farmers to meet certification and verification standards. This was premised on the rationale that farmers that receive training and skills in sustainable agricultural practices will be well equipped to produce coffee that is in compliance with the fundamental pillars of sustainability.

Participating countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda-Zambia and Zimbabwe

Status: Project concluded in November 2014

Document: PJ-87/15

6. Competitive coffee enterprises programme for Guatemala and Jamaica

(document CFC/ICO/46)

The overall project objective was to improve the skills of farmers to meet certification and verification standards. This was premised on the rationale that farmers that receive training and skills in sustainable agricultural practices will be well equipped to produce coffee that is in compliance with the fundamental pillars of sustainability.

Participating countries: Guatemala and Jamaica

Status: Project concluded in August 2014

Document: PJ-87/15

7. Building a financial literacy toolbox to enhance access to commodity finance for sustainable SMEs in emerging economies (document CFC/ICO/53/FT)

The overall objective of the project is to increase access to finance for sustainable SMEs by improving producer and Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) financial and accounting management capacity. It also aims to facilitate access to finance for the SMEs of developing countries producing commodities in accordance with internationally recognized practices for sustainable production.

Participating countries: Kenya and Tanzania

Status: Project concluded in December 2013 

Document: PJ-70/14

8. Economic crises and commodity dependent LDCs: Mapping the exposure to market volatility and building resilience to future crises (document CFC/ICO/9FA)

The project examines and analyses the impact of the economic crisis on LDCs with a view to proposing policy responses for recovery and measures to insulate/reduce impact of such crisis on their economies in future. It would investigate the vulnerability of commodity dependent LDCs resulting from their large exposure to external markets, limited diversification and poor capital base.

Participating countries: Benin, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Cambodia and Lao, People’s Democratic Republic and Nepal

Status: Project concluded in December 2013

Document: PJ-48/13

9. Access to finance for the development of diversification crops in coffee producing areas (document CFC/ICO/30

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The broad objective of the project is to promote income security in coffee producing areas through the promotion of small credit system to farmers for a sustainable diversification programme based on value-chain management approach.

Participating countries: Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire

Status: Concluded in December 2012

Document: PJ-55/13

10. Promoting the intensification of coffee and food crops production using animal manure in areas covered by the project CFC/ICO/30 – Document CFC/ICO/52/FT

The central objective of the Fast-Track project is to consolidate income and food security through the promotion of environmentally friendly farming practices under the existing credit revolving fund.

Participating countries: Burundi

Status: Project concluded in December 2013

Document: PJ-70/14

11. Pilot rehabilitation of neglected coffee plantations into small family production units in Angola (document CFC/ICO/15)

The project aims to rehabilitate neglected estate coffee plantations into small family production units, and to assist the settlement of displaced farm families, giving the chance to earn an income from coffee production.

Participating countries: Angola

Status: Project concluded in May 2013

Document: PJ-70/14

12. Developing the potential of Gourmet Robusta coffee in Gabon and Togo (CFC/ICO/42)

The aim of the project is to enable participating countries to implement solid strategies for increasing the value and improving the marketing of Gourmet coffee to benefit from much higher prices.

Participating countries: Gabon and Togo

Status: Project concluded in May 2013

Document: Project concluded in May 2013

13. Increasing the resilience of coffee production to Leaf Rust and other diseases in India and four African countries (CFC/ICO/40)

The project is focused on research and development to enhance the genetic endowments of Arabica coffee in the context of disease resistance, CLR and anthracnose.

Participating countries: India, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zimbabwe

Status: Project concluded in May 2013

Document: Completion report PJ-55/13

14. Improving coffee productivity in Yemen (concept note)

The project aims at improving and increasing production and boosting the productive capacity in Yemen with a total area of 20,000 hectares by helping and encouraging small scale farmers to develop agricultural capacity through introducing modern methods in agricultural and harvesting operations, and improving water efficiency.

Participating countries: Republic of Yemen

Status: A technical mission to the country drafted a full project proposal to submit to donor for funding. However, the security concern as the civil war resumed did not facilitate to proceed further and to mobilize funding.

Document: PJ-55/13

15. Reconversion of small coffee farms into self-sustainable agricultural family units in Ecuador (CFC/ICO/31)

The aim of the project is to alleviate the poverty of coffee-growing families through the introduction, in coffee farms, of new profitable agricultural activities that guarantee higher income levels, greater food security and preservation of natural resources. The results of the project will also be disseminated to Cuba, Guatemala and Honduras.

Participating countries: Ecuador

Status: Concluded in 2012

Document: ICC-108-3

16. Pilot rehabilitation of the coffee sector in Honduras and Nicaragua (CFC/ICO/11)

Following severe disruption by Hurricane Mitch in these countries, this project helped to rebuild the coffee sector through replacing coffee wet processing capacity damaged or lost during the hurricane with cleaner environmentally friendly technologies to reduce water contamination.

Participating countries: Honduras-Nicaragua

Status: Concluded in 2011

17. Enhancing competitiveness of African coffee through a value chain analysis (CFC/ICO/43FT)

The project aims to revitalize production, quality, and trade in smallholder coffee sector in Africa. By improving quality and trade in smallholder coffees, household income of the resource-poor coffee farmers will improve, thereby contributing to poverty alleviation amongst the coffee-dependent rural population.

Participating countries: All IACO Member countries

Status: Concluded in 2011

18. Enhancing the potential of gourmet coffee production in Central American countries (CFC/ICO/39 contact info@ico.org)

The project aimed to implement a strategy to develop a sustainable gourmet quality coffee accompanied by tourism strategies (CFC/ICO/39)

Participating countries: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua

Status: Concluded in 2010

19. Pilot short- and medium-term finance to small-scale coffee farmers in Kenya (CFC/ICO/20 contact info@ico.org)

The project promoted access to credit for smallholder coffee farmers. The pilot project was implemented in Kenya, and other countries involved were expected to benefit from the dissemination of the results.

Participating countries: Kenya

Status: Concluded in 2010

Document: ICC-105-11

20. Diversification of production in marginal areas in the State of Veracruz, Mexico (CFC/ICO/32)

This project aims to provide alternative production and development options to coffee growers in marginal areas suffering from the crisis caused by low prices and hence develop a viable diversification model for mild Arabica coffee producers

Participating countries: Mexico

Status: Concluded in 2010

21. Improving coffee quality in East and Central Africa through enhanced processing practices in Rwanda and Ethiopia (CFC/ICO/22)

The project aims to improve the production of quality coffees, which command premium prices, through improved methods of primary processing by farmer groups/associations at the village level (enhanced wet [semi-washed] processing or sun-drying methods). This will lead to an increase in income generation, thereby improving the livelihoods of small-scale coffee farmers and their families.

Participating countries: Ethiopia and Rwanda

Status: Concluded in 2008 (ICC-100-4)


22. Improvement of coffee production in Africa by the control of coffee wilt disease (CFC/ICO/13)

Coffee wilt disease (tracheomycosis) causes widespread losses to small farmers in Africa who are dependent on coffee for their income. The project will implement a regional programme to improve management practices to contain the disease and develop an information and training programme for small producers.

Participating countries: Cameroon, Congo DR, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

Status: Concluded in 2008 (ICC-100-3)


23. Robusta quality and marketing improvement by optimal use of coffee terroirs (CFC/ICO/05)

The project aims to improve the quality of Robusta coffee cultivation and its profitability, by identifying varieties which are superior in quality, and making optimal use of coffee soils.

Participating country: Cote d’Ivoire.

Status: Concluded in 2008 (PJ-55/13 Annex I)

24. Integrated white stem borer management in smallholder coffee farms in India, Malawi and Zimbabwe (CFC/ICO/18)

The aim of this pilot project was to expand research and development of IPM measures for combating white stem borer and reduce use of chemical pesticides.

Participating countries: India, Malawi, and Zimbabwe

Status: Concluded in 2007 (ICC-100-2 & CD-ROM)


25. Coffee market development and trade promotion in Eastern and Southern Africa (CFC/ICO/03FA)

The project aims to develop and test coffee marketing systems that will respond to producer and trade needs and strengthen public and private institutions to operate the systems. It will promote improved access to the international market and introduce measures to minimise exposure to technical and price risks.

Participating countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Status: Concluded in 2007 (ICC-100-1 and CD-ROM)

26. Worldwide comparative analysis of coffee-growing areas (CFC/ICO/10FT)

This study was developed in two phases with the aim of exploring the possibility of carrying out practical diversification programmes within the framework of the fight against poverty in coffee producing areas and promoting rural income growth, considering the various constraints of each of the selected countries. The first phase analysed economic factors and conditions for improving competitiveness and diversification in coffee dependent areas, whilst the second phase identified conditions for successful diversification.

Participating countries: Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Uganda

Status: First phase of the study was completed in 2004 (ICC-91-6 and CD-ROM) and the second phase in 2006 (ICC-96-3 & CD-ROM)

27. Strengthening the commercial, financial, management and business capacity of small coffee producers/exporters (CFC/ICO/16)

The project’s aim was to help small coffee growers to compete in the market and become creditworthy, generating benefits such as employment and greater income for their communities.

Participating countries: Mexico and Nicaragua

Status: Concluded in 2005 (ICC-95-7 and ICC-96-5 for the Guide)


28. Enhancement of coffee quality through prevention of mould formation (CFC/ICO/06)

The project’s aim was to establish and disseminate guidelines for coffee production, harvesting, processing, storage, and transport to avoid situations leading to the formation of mould in coffee. The dissemination of its results will improve production of good quality coffee, and thus export earnings.

Participating countries: Worldwide.

Status: Concluded in 2005 (ICC-96-4 and ED-2074/09)


29. Sustainable coffee development in Eastern Africa (CFC/ICO/29FT)

To design a full project proposal to support sustainable coffee development in Eastern Africa by addressing issues related to coffee certification.

Participating countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Congo DR, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania-Kenya, Uganda and Zambia.

Status: Concluded in 2005

30. Study of the potential for commodity exchanges and other forms of market places in COMESA countries (CFC/ICO/26FT)

The study explored the possibilities to adopt modern techniques of trading locally, regionally and internationally, to optimize economic benefits to the farmers and countries concerned

Participating countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Status: Study completed in 2003


31. Regional workshop on the coffee crisis in Central America (CFC/ICO/26FT)

A regional workshop to discuss the coffee crisis and build strategies to address its impact.

Participating countries: Mexico and all central American countries.

Status: The workshop took place in September 2003

32. Integrated management of the coffee berry borer (CFC/ICO/02)

The project promoted sustainable development by introducing an effective integrated pest management system and reducing the use of chemical pest control methods. It was also designed to enhance productivity and competitiveness through producing higher quality coffee and reducing production losses.

Participating countries: Colombia-Ecuador-Guatemala-Honduras-India-Jamaica and Mexico

Status: Concluded in 2002.  (ICC-103-4 Rev.1 and CD-ROM)


33. Coffee price risk management in East Africa (CFC/ICO/21FT)

The project aimed to identify the feasibility of intermediating price risk management to coffee farmers and cooperatives.

Participating countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe

Status: The study carried out by the Vrije Universiteit (The Netherlands) was completed in 2002.

34. Workshop on coffee quality through prevention of mould formation (CFC/ICO/25FT

This workshop was organized to review the programme for the prevention of fungal mould formation affecting coffee quality in Ecuador.

Participating country: Ecuador

Status: The workshop took place in 2001.


35. Workshop on structured short-term and medium-term finance to small-scale farmers in Africa (CFC/ICO/20FT)

Participating country: Kenya with the participation of African countries.

Status: The workshop took place in Nairobi in 2001


36. Characteristics of the demand for Robusta coffee in Europe (CFC/ICO/05FT)

The project aimed to identify the demand for Robusta coffee in the Eastern and western European markets.

Participating countries: Western and Eastern European countries

Status: Study completed in 2001 (CFC Technical paper No.4)


37. Coffee processing study (CFC/ICO/22FT)

The project’s objective was to improve Rwandan coffee production by analysing the main problems associated with Rwandan coffee quality, identifying action to restore quality and competitiveness, and assessing the feasibility of wet processing plant facilities set up by private investors.

Participating country: Rwanda

Status: Study completed in 2000 (EB-3757/00 and CFC Technical paper No.7)


38. Study on coffee marketing systems and trading policies in selected coffee-producing countries (CFC/ICO/04FA)

The study evaluated coffee marketing systems and policies and identified factors important for effective marketing, helping to guide developing countries in improving the marketing of their coffee.

Participating countries: Angola-Cameroon-Congo DR-Ethiopia-Ghana-Guatemala-India-Madagascar and Togo.

Status: Completed in 2000 (Country profiles and CFC Technical paper No.3)


39. Development of gourmet coffee potential (CFC/ICO/01)

This project demonstrated the return-on-investment potential of the gourmet approach, identified new gourmet coffees, and assisted countries in marketing them. Technologies developed have been continued by the Cup of Excellence Programme.

Participating countries: Brazil-Burundi-Ethiopia-Papua New Guinea and Uganda.

Status: Concluded in 2000 (ICC-81-2 and Reports Volume 1 and volume 2)

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