The International Coffee Organization sign a cooperation agreement with ACF to work on sustainable coffee sector
December 31 - 2022
Coffee Geography Magazine
The International Coffee Organization signs a cooperation agreement with ACF to work on sustainable coffee sector. The agreement is designed to build an ASEAN Regional Knowledge Hub aimed at supporting programs and investments at the national, regional and international level.
“This Joint Declaration relies on a stepwise approach that will enable the federation and the organization to collaborate openly and constructively to mutually support each other, fostering information and resources sharing and facilitating the communication between all ACF Members,” says Victor Mah, the ASEAN Coffee Federation.
The ASEAN Coffee Federation (ACF) represented by, Victor Mah, and the International Coffee Organization (ICO), represented by its Executive Director, Vanúsia Nogueira during the signing ceremony of the Joint Declaration to reinforce the cooperation towards a sustainable and prosperous coffee sector in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
“The climate and geographical position of Southeast Asia is an ideal condition for coffee cultivation, and the coffee culture and expertise in coffee production have contributed to a flourishing coffee industry in the region,” says Nogueira.
Vanusia Nogueira Executive director of ICO
The cooperation between the organization will form a platform to promote ICO’s Coffee Private/public Task Force (CPPTF) activities and objectives in the region to enable smallholder coffee producers international competitive.
“Our work with the ASEAN Coffee Federation will represent a major step forward to develop ASEAN coffee branding at the regional level and beyond, as well as foster the cooperation including with the private sector through the ICO Task Force to empower the Coffee Cooperatives in sustainable and inclusive coffee Value Chain development.” Says Nogueira.
South-East Asia is becoming a key supplier of coffee to the global market and this joint cooperation will give the opportunity to create an experience sharing platform to benefit the coffee growers in the region by increasing their productivity and quality.