A working party comprising of representatives from Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda will work with the CTA and IACO
to prepare the working procedures and draft budget for the Research Network for Improvement of Coffee in Africa (RNICA).
As vice president of the International Association of Correctional Officers (IAC IACO
Commission on Certification of Higher Education in Corrections.
Kibona was convinced that IACO member countries could effectively compete in world markets by improving the quality of their coffee and stepping up effective marketing strategies.
IACO officials said that African producers were very united in making good progress towards the re-introduction of export quotas, but expressed doubt over whether other countries would be willing to make concessions, especially those that supported the Colombian plan, whereby coffee that was surplus to import requirements would be withheld by producing countries in order to balance supply and demand, leading to a stabilization of prices.
Uganda's Minister of Co-operative, James Wapakhabulo, said before the meeting opened that it would study and discuss a report by the IACO
contact group which had compared Africa's stand with that of other producers and consumer countries in a bid to hasten a return to quotas.
This, apparently, was unequivocally stated in Brasilia to a IACO
visiting delegation, to the dismay of those who expected more gratitude from a producer they have faithfully backed, often against Africa's own interest.