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Iaco’s 58th General Assembly held last week in Libreville, Gabon

ICO's Executive Director, Mr José Sette, with Ms Josefa Sacko, Commissioner of the African Union for Rural Economy and Agriculture, and Mr Fred Kawuma, Secretary General of IACO

LIBREVILLE, Gabon — The ICO’s Executive Director, Mr José Sette, attended the 58th General Assembly of the Inter-African Coffee Organization (IACO) in Libreville, Gabon last week.

In his speech at the Opening Ceremony he stressed the importance of the work of multilateral organizations, like IACO, in the coffee sector. Africa – the birthplace of coffee, is a continent of great challenges, but also great potential.


As part of its meetings, IACO organized the 6th African Coffee Symposium, the theme of which was “Organization of the Coffee Sector in Africa for Sustainable and Inclusive Development”.

The Symposium included lively panel discussions on coffee consumption in IACO’s member countries, free trade areas and other important challenges facing the development of the African coffee sector.