The current review reports on price movements on the international markets during the month of September 2007.  Chart I shows the evolution of the ICCO daily prices in September; Chart II illustrates price movements on the London and New York markets as well as the ICCO daily prices from July to September 2007;

Chart III shows end-of-month stocks in licensed warehouses in the US and the arbitrage spread between the LIFFE and the ICE futures markets.

NOTE:  in January 2007, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) acquired the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT), which is now known as “ICE Futures U.S.”.

The Round Table meeting, facilitated by ICCO, and generously sponsored by the Ghana Cocoa Board and the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, brought together a unique mix of over 200 participants from 25 countries, representing a broad range of perspectives.

The views of all participants were engaged through a series of Focus Group meetings, dedicated to a review of the actions through which farmers (Group 1), governments (Group 2) and private sector bodies (Group 3) can improve sustainability in their individual sector, including cocoa growing, processing, and manufacturing.  An active and open exchange of ideas in plenary sessions led to the achievement of consensus on what has become known as the “ACCRA AGENDA”.

Presentations made during the Focus Group meetings and Plenary sessions can be found at the end of the page.

The Accra agenda covers a large number of priority areas for action in relation to sustainability, under the following key headings:

  • Institutional Framework
  • Sustainable Production
  • Sustainable Commercialization
  • Sustainable Processing and Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Consumption
  • International Dimension

Participants agreed that the next Round Table meeting would take place in another cocoa producing country in approximately 12 months, to maintain the momentum.

We would like to thank the Ghana Cocoa Board and the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality for their generous sponsorship of the Round Table, and all participants for their active contribution to this successful meeting.

Please note that the documents and presentations are no longer available.


Report of the Round table (English, French , Spanish)
ACCRA AGENDA (English, French, Spanish)
ICCO Press Relase (English)