The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) is an inter-governmental organization established in 1973 under the auspices of the United Nations and operating within the framework of successive International Cocoa Agreements. The ICCO is headquartered in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The Organization comprises 52 member countries, of which 23 are cocoa exporting countries and 29 are cocoa importing countries. These member countries together represent 86% of world cocoa exports and 76% of world cocoa imports.
The ICCO seeks to promote and support the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of the cocoa value chain, and in particular to improve the living conditions of cocoa farmers. The Organization acts as a center for knowledge and innovation in the world cocoa economy; as a platform for institutional cooperation to foster dialogue among its member countries and between key stakeholders in the cocoa value chain, and as a source of technical assistance for its member countries.
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