Our Mission

Making commodities work for everyone

The Common Fund’s mandate is to enhance the socioeconomic development of commodity producers and contribute to the development of society as a whole. In line with its market-oriented approach, the Fund concentrates on commodity development projects financed from its resources.

These resources consist of voluntary contributions, capital subscriptions by Member Countries transferred to the Second Account and interest earned. In partnership with other development institutions, the private sector and civil society, the Fund endeavours to achieve overall efficiency in and impact on commodity development.

30th Annual Meeting of the Governing Council

The Hague, 6-7 December 2018                               All events

Our Projects

In the least developed countries people heavily depent on commodities for their livelihood. Thus, commodities form the backbone of economies and they account for the bulk of the export earnings of countries.

CFC is proud to play a catalytic role in promoting and supporting poverty alleviation through commodity- focused development.

13th Open Call for Proposals

Funding Innovation

Making a Difference

Common Fund for Commodities inviting applications for support of Commodity development activities is now closed.

You can still access all the information relating to the submission process in this Call for Proposals but we are no longer able to accept new proposals.
The 14th Call for Proposals shall be notified shortly.

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University of Utrecht – Visit of students

26 October 2018, Amsterdam.  The Common Fund for Commodities received a group of students following a multidisciplinary Master’s programme in International Development Studies (IDS) at Utrecht University.  The CFC’s
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Visit of ICO’s Executive Director to CFC

24 October 2018, Amsterdam.  The Managing Director of CFC, Mr. Parvindar Singh, received Mr. José Sette, Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization (London) at the CFC Secretariat in
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66th Meeting of the Executive Board

10 October 2018, Amsterdam. The Executive Board of the Common Fund for Commodities met in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 10 October 2018 to review operational issues, financial and administrative
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