Delegation from the Embassy of Costa Rica

21 August 2019, Amsterdam.  Ms. Anna Maria Oduber, Minister Counsellor and Consul General, and Ms. Eliana Villalobos Cárdenas, Minister Counsellor from the Embassy of Costa Rica in The Netherlands
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CFC Annual Report 2018

10 July 2019, Amsterdam. The year 2018 has been full of new initiatives and discussions in a range of subjects covering commodities and their impact on producing and consuming
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Visit of Ambassador of Yemen

8 May 2019, Amsterdam.  H.E. Ms. Sahar Mohammed Abduljabbar Ghanem, Ambassador of the Republic of Yemen in The Netherlands, paid a courtesy visit to the Common Fund for Commodities
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Nominations for the Office of Managing Director

16 April 2019, Amsterdam. The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), an autonomous intergovernmental financial institution established within the framework of the United Nations, today announced an invitation to its
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Mr. Budi Hartantyo passed away

March 2019, Indonesia.  Born in 1928, Mr. Hartantyo began his international career in the mid 1950s with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and held various positions at Indonesian embassies
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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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CFC Annual Report 2017

The 2017 Annual Report of the CFC highlights work done during the year and contains a summary on major initiatives undertaken by the Fund. Information is also included on
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Visit of Ambassador of Burundi

12 July 2018, Amsterdam.  H.E. Ms. Vestine Nahimana, Ambassador of the Republic of Burundi in The Netherlands, paid a courtesy visit to the Common Fund for Commodities and met
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Francophone Africa Business Forum (FAB Forum)

19 June 2018, The Hague. The CFC participated in the Francophone Africa Business Forum (FAB Forum) organised by the Netherlands-Africa Business Council (NABC). The Chief Operations Officer of the
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Ambassador of Laos visits CFC

8 March 2018, The Hague. H.E. Mr. Khamkheuang Bounteum, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to the Benelux countries, today paid a courtesy visit to
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Delegation from UNCTAD visits CFC

28 February 2018, Amsterdam Mr. Parvindar Singh, Managing Director of CFC, received Mr. Paul Akiwumi, Director, Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes, at the CFC headquarters in Amsterdam.
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Investment opportunities in Colombia

20 February 2018, Amsterdam The Common Fund for Commodities, at the invitation of the Embassy of Colombia in the Netherlands, Procolombia and the Impact Hubs of Amsterdam and Bogota,
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Sudanese High-Level Delegation

  22 December 2017, The Hague Mr. Parvindar Singh, Managing Director of CFC, at the invitation of the Embassy of Sudan in The Hague, gave a presentation regarding CFC
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CFC Annual Report 2016

The Annual Report of the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) highlights work done during 2016. The Report contains a general review of operations and other relevant activities undertaken by
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Three new publications released by the CFC

The CFC released three topical studies looking into issues attracting increasing attention of countries, impact investors and commodity sector stakeholders. These topics covered are: Improving energy access in the
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Visit of Consul-Head of Mission of Ecuador

Amb. Fernando Bucheli Vargas, the Consul-Head of Mission of the Representation of the Republic of Ecuador in The Netherlands, paid a courtesy visit to the Common Fund for Commodities
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CFC moves to a new office

After over 20 years in the Museum district of Amsterdam, the CFC office has moved to a new location near the city’s Central Station which will modernize the working
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Africa Works! 2016 – Innovation in Finance

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) participated at the Conference “Africa Works! 2016 – Innovation in Finance” on 10 and 11 November at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam.
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62nd Meeting of the Executive Board

The Executive Board of the Common Fund for Commodities met in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 18 to 19 October 2016 to review operational issues, financial and administrative matters and
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Working Committee meeting

A Meeting of the Working Committee to review “The Investment Policy of the Common Fund for Commodities – Recent Trends in the Financial Markets” was held at the Embassy
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Meeting with Babban Gona

  Babban Gona (“Great Farm” in Hausa) an agricultural franchise, developed by Doreo Partners an Impact Investing Firm, investing in profitable, high growth, early stage businesses that improve the
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Award for CFC-financed project

In a special ceremony on 17 May 2016 at its headquarters in Washington, the Inter-American Development Bank honoured a rice project financed by CFC for its exceptional innovation. The
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High-Level OFID Seminar

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has invited the CFC to participate in the High-Level OFID Seminar on “Long-term Challenges of Food Security” taking place on 30 March
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Improving olive oil quality in Latin America

Through a four year project financed by the CFC, the “Cooperativa Olivicola Los 12 Olivos” established a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable production of high-quality olive oil suitable for the
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