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IVC: Crop Year 2016-2017: A diversion of 40 million CFA francs in the cashew sector

21 Sep. 2017

Crop Year 2016-2017: A diversion of 40 million CFA francs in the cashew sector
Cooperative Company of modern farmers (ECAM) was hijacked Estimated funds to 40 million CFA francs.
Cooperative Company of modern farmers (ECAM) was hijacked Estimated funds to 40 million CFA francs. According to information in our possession, the ECAM, working in the trade of cashew, was approached by planters offering to supply the company with raw material: cashew. It was during the 2016-2017 campaign. The perpetrators of this crime are economic Moussa Sawadogo Ouiraogo Nana Adama Sawadogo Souleymane all Burkinabe farmers domiciled Minore, in the sub-prefecture of Setifla, Department of Vavoua.
The facts, as they have solicited funds to officials of the cooperative society to make the purchase of cashew from farmers on behalf of the ECAM. A total of 40 million CFA francs that were presented to them at the date of 23 March 2017 to make the purchase of the raw material. The delivery was scheduled for April 30, 2017, but to this day, these three characters are found. Thus, June 2, 2017, the floor of the trial court of Daloa was seized.
A complaint for fraud and breach of trust was transmitted to the Vavoua gendarmerie. These individuals are being investigated, to be heard on the facts alleged against them. Should the state after three years of existence, the ECAM Password 805-2018 producer, with a turnover of 6.2 billion CFA francs.

Marcel ZEPRE 
Source: http://www.linfodrome.com/economie/33945-campagne-agricole-2016-2017-un-detournement-de-40-millions-de-f-cfa-dans-la-filiere-anacarde

IVC: Transform 50% of Ivorian cashew production: challenge to business China

23 Sep. 2017

Transform 50% of Ivorian cashew production: challenge to business China


Transform 50% of Ivorian cashew production: challenge to business China

The Ivory Coast has become, since 2016, the first country in the world producer of cashew nuts (cashew), with more than 700 000 tonnes per year, or 25% of world production. The goal is now able to turn on the spot, 50% of this production. In any case what told Chinese entrepreneurs, the Ivorian minister of commerce, crafts and promotion of SMEs, Souleymane Diarrassouba, Friday, September 22, 2017 on the sidelines of the opening ceremony Forum on investment and trade between China and Cote d'Ivoire in Abidjan.
Minister Diarrassouba Souleymane answered indeed to a Chinese entrepreneur who plans to invest to help Côte d'Ivoire to increase its production advantage. It made him realize that the major priority of the Ivorian government was now converting at least half of the 700 000 tonnes a year. "Thank you for your interest in the cashew sector. But what is especially add is that the transformation of the note in cashew (cashew) is the priority for the state. The production level flirts with the 700 000 tonnes. May the rate of local processing is very low. There is 10%. The goal we set the Head of State is to convert half production by 2020. We insist heavily on this fact international economic forum fans, inviting investors to invest in this area. It is sure that with the Chinese farming techniques, production will increase. But behind, we must work so that demand increases in the international market. This, so that the prices offered to producers remain attractive. For example, today, the producer price is trading between 900 and 1000 CFA francs. This was not the case 5 to 10 years ago. We must work so that things continue to improve, "invited Minister Diarrassouba Souleymane. This, so that the prices offered to producers remain attractive. For example, today, the producer price is trading between 900 and 1000 CFA francs. This was not the case 5 to 10 years ago. We must work so that things continue to improve, "invited Minister Diarrassouba Souleymane. This, so that the prices offered to producers remain attractive. For example, today, the producer price is trading between 900 and 1000 CFA francs. This was not the case 5 to 10 years ago. We must work so that things continue to improve, "invited Minister Diarrassouba Souleymane.

The ceremony was attended by 80 businessmen from China. Businessmen wishing to invest in real estate, ore, private security, infrastructure and other sectors. 


Jean-Hubert Koffo
Source: http://www.afrikipresse.fr/economie/transformer-50-de-la-production-ivoirienne-d-anacarde-defi-a-des-hommes-d-affaires-chine

Benin: the cashew sector as socio-economic development factor

18 Sep. 2017
Cotonou houses since 18 September, the 11 th annual conference of African Cashew Alliance (ACA) on cashew. At the opening of the work within the scope of this conference which brings together over 200 delegates, the Minister of State for Planning and Development, Abdoulaye Bio Tchane reiterated the commitment of the Government of Benin to the cashew sector, socio-economic development factor in 2016-2021 as part of the government action program.

"  The Benin, like all other producing countries understood the importance and the interest that is of cashew in the socio-economic development, not only for revenue generation but also and especially for create jobs especially in rural areas. This is why the government action program retained in respect of priorities, the sector cashew on the list of leading agricultural sectors to be specific actions for its development  ", said the Minister of State Bio Tchane.
According to him, Benin still have to play its part to ensure the die cashew sustainable performance to service not only the players but also the economies of our countries in the fight against poverty and for job creation. "  The potential of this sector is no longer any doubt ... Cashew ranks high on the list of opportunities we must seize to make cashew sector socio-economic development factor  ," said Abdoulaye Bio Tchane.
It should be noted that in Benin, the cashew sector contributes to 03% of Gross National Product (GNP) and 07% of gross domestic product (GDP). Cashew plantations cover over 190,000 hectares mainly in central and northern Benin. In 2016, the total cashew production in Benin is estimated at 100,000 tons and corresponds to ¼ of exported agricultural products. The cashew sector is working in the country more than 200,000 farmers and several units of transformations as artisanal and semi-industrial.
Source: https://beninwebtv.com/2017/09/benin-filiere-anacarde-facteur-de-developpement-socio-economique/

IVC: Industrialization and development: Researchers tackle the obstacles to the transformation of the Ivorian economy

18 Sep. 2017

Industrialization

The results of study of the economic policies of Analysis Cell CIRES (CAPEC) on the theme: "Transforming the Ivorian economy: what growth factors of the private sector and job creation" were the subject of release Thursday, September 14, at Marcory, Azalaï hotel. It was on the occasion of a seminar sponsored by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC / AERC) headquartered in Nairobi (Kenya). The work focused on "access to finance and business productivity in developing countries", "looking for fiscal space in Africa: the role of quality of public spending," "the impact of farm advisory project on the performance of cashew producers in Ivory Coast "... 

Adama Koné offers possible solutions

At the start of work, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Adama Koné, acknowledged that "despite the performances achieved by the Ivorian economy, challenges remain to take advantage of the impact of the action in the sector private on structural transformation to create jobs. "Financial sector embryonic, with a banking penetration rate of 20.4% against 30% in Morocco; low processing of primary agricultural products such as cocoa and cashew; lack of competitiveness of the agricultural sector ... 

To meet these challenges, the Minister considers imperative to improve the quality of training and productivity of the industry depends heavily on the success of research and development activities. It also proposes to develop the private sector towards generating economic structure of sustainable growth and job creation for the people, especially the young.

... Following the article on Other Press
Source: https://news.abidjan.net/h/622422.html

Togo / Trays and sea: A new start for cashew producers through GIZ

14 Sep. 2017


A training and capacity building workshop was organized in Atakpame for the benefit of players in the cashew value chain in the region of plateaus and coastal areas. This meeting focuses on negotiation and contracting.
Note that this training session is organized by the Center of green innovations program for the agri-food sector with the financial support of the German Cooperation Deutsche Zusammenarbeit and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbit (GIZ). The actors of cashew CVA of the links have learned to use the negotiation and contracting as a means to boost their production and forge business links with partners.
Furthermore, the gain value chain approach and Links was presented to farmers for a better understanding of multi-level and an inter-business links between the various links of cashew CVA system. Other issues such as the determination of costs of production / processing and production costs; mapping Anacarde die in Togo; structuring costs on international markets, West African and national etc ... were also on the agenda.

Source: http://www.togotopinfos.com/2017/09/14/togo-plateaux-et-maritime-un-nouvel-elan-pour-les-producteurs-danacarde-grace-a-la-giz/