The International Coffee Organization (ICO) and Global Coffee Platform (GCP) are planning to sign a second Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing them to continuing to work together.
The MoU will also expand public-private collaboration in the coffee sector whilst contributing to Sustainable Development Goals. The collaboration will be known as ‘Cooperation for Vision 2030’.
The new MoU replaces one approved by the International Coffee Council at its 114th Session in March 2015 between the International Coffee Organization, the 4C Association and IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative.
The new MoU reflects a number of developments, including the creation in March 2016 of the GCP, which saw the 4C Membership, 4C Association and the Sustainable Coffee Program (SCP) join forces.
The change from Vision 2020 to Vision 2030, and Action 2020 was recommended by ICO members. Another important development behind the need for a new MoU is the Strategic Review of the ICO and the resulting draft Five-Year Action Plan, which defines the ICO’s overarching mission of promoting a sustainable world coffee sector.
(photo: Mariana Bassani/ICO)