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.

67th Meeting of the Executive Board

Amsterdam, 3 April 2019                               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.

14th Open Call for Proposals

Funding Innovation

Making a Difference

The Common Fund for Commodities is inviting applications for support of commodity development activities in its member countries.

Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries. The intervention should, besides giving a sound financial return, also provide for a measurable social and environmental return.

All interested parties are kindly invited to submit qualifying proposals no later than 15 April 2019.

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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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