Jawaid Akhtar is the Chairperson of International Coffee Council
Jawaid Akhtar, the Chairman of Coffee Board of India, has been elected as the Chairperson of the International Coffee Council.
What is International Coffee Organization (ICO)
Some key points about ICO:
Established in 1963 in London.
Initiated in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) to enhance cooperation between nations that consume, distribute and produce coffee.
It has 39 members consist of 33 exporting nations, 5 importing nations and 1 importing community (the European Union).
The ICO’s highest body is the International Coffee Council, which meets biannually.
ICO represents 97% of the world coffee production and more than 80% of the world consumption.
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