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ICO’s meeting in Nairobi calls for urgent measures to face the price crisis

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MILAN – ICO’s executive director José Sette on Friday announced new measures aimed at improving the global coffee prices. The International Coffee Organization (ICO) met last week in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi for the 124th session of the International Coffee Council, the highest authority of the Organisation.

Hosted by the Government of Kenya for the first time and officially opened by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Council was chaired by Ms Stefanie Küng of Switzerland.

At the end of the five-day meeting, Sette said the organization is mobilizing financial resources from the private sector and donors to support the sector, promoting coffee consumption and advocating the importance of coffee sector.

“We intend to ensure that the international coffee community not only receives a fair living income but also long term sustainability of the global coffee sector,” Sette told journalists on the sidelines of the event.

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