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The International Coffee Organization Seeking Input On Its Future

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The International Coffee Organization is asking people in and around the coffee sector throughout the world to take a 10- to 15-minute online survey to help the organization sharpen its strategic focus and deliver maximum value to its member governments, which represent a vast majority of the world’s traded coffee.

Available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, the survey was brought forth by a working group formed last year in Milan following the passage of Resolution 457 at the group’s 115th session. A final report based on the survey results and other elements of Resolution 457 is scheduled to be presented at the council’s 117th session in London in September.

The group says international cooperation is critical to strengthening the global coffee sector at large, and it has extended the deadline for taking the survey to Friday, June 10.

Member governments of the ICO represent approximately 98 percent of the world’s coffee production and 83 percent of the world’s consumption. There are currently 42 exporting member governments and seven  importing member governments, including the United States and the 27-government European Union.

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