In a note to the operators of the Cashew nut sector, of which we have received a copy, the Conseil du Coton Cashew reveals measures taken to combat the phenomenon of cashew nut leakage from frontier production areas to neighboring countries. . And warns all violators of these provisions.
'' Since the last few years, I have been seeing an upsurge in the phenomenon of cashew nuts escaping from frontier production areas to neighboring countries. Observations made on the ground confirm that some operators engage with impunity in this traffic detrimental to the national economy, given the loss of revenue it causes ", deplores the Directorate of the Council Coton Anacarde.
In view of the magnitude of this scourge, and anxious to make every effort to eradicate it during the present campaign, the Council of Cotton and Cashew reminds that the transport of products is production areas to ports and processing plants, and cargoes must be accompanied by a transfer sheet specifying the destination of the products. It decided to prohibit the return to the border areas of any vehicle or rolling vehicle carrying cashew nuts, as well as refueled cargo at the entrance of the port shops. He therefore decided on the systematic and immediate closure until further notice of any store and collection center located in areas adjacent to the border.
'' Any operator contravening these provisions is exposed to sanctions up to the withdrawal of its approval, without prejudice to criminal prosecution, in accordance with the regulations in force '', warns the Board of Directors Coton Anacarde.
As a reminder, during the 2017 marketing campaign for cashew nuts, '' more than 1300 trucks that had loaded had not unloaded '', had revealed the Director General of the Council Coton-Anacarde, Dr. Adama Coulibaly, During the press conference launching the campaign on February 15, 2018. Production forecasts for 2018 amount to 750,000 tons. "A capacity largely within reach of Côte d'Ivoire," according to Dr. Adama Coulibaly.
on a forecast of 715,000 tons for the 2017 campaign, production amounted to just over 711,000 tons. This allowed the irrigation of 509 billion CFA francs in rural areas.
A launching workshop on the start of the collaborative research project between the National Agricultural Research Center (CNRA) of Côte d'Ivoire and the Center for International Cooperation in Agronomic Research for Development (CIRAD) in Montpellier, France led by Dr Eric Malezieux (CIRAD), director of the Hortsys research unit, took place on 20 and 21 February 2018 in Korhogo, northern Côte d'Ivoire.
It was in the presence of Secretary General Binaté Lassina representing the prefect of Poro region, representatives of the Ivorian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, local elected officials, partners and agricultural actors, researchers and teacher-researchers the Peleforo gon Coulibaly (UPGC) universities of Korhogo, Lorougnon Guede University of Daloa ,. According to the organizers, the general objective is to contribute to the good implementation of the project by organizing a meeting place for all major stakeholders to refine the objectives of the project activities and to build a detailed action plan . The first day was devoted to presentations followed by presentations to decision-makers to raise awareness of the importance of agroecology in fruit production and market gardening. And the project review to update the activities to be conducted and to establish a detailed timetable for the second day. A visit to the project implementation sites, notably at the CNRA fruit station in the Lataha sub-prefecture, not far from the city of Korhogo, a mango orchard, a cashew orchard and a market garden site. were the highlights of this reunion between researchers.
For the regional director of the CNRA DR N'guessan Angelo representing the DG "the fruit and vegetables sectors Ivorian representing a sector of activity in full development as well on the export markets as on the domestic markets with a production of fresh fruits estimated at more million tons. However, mango and cashew industry crops still face numerous constraints, including health problems and quality production time for mango trees and low yields for cashew. On the other hand Market gardening faces the inappropriate and often abusive use of chemical pesticides, dangerous for both populations and for the quality of the environment, the presence of many invasive pests.
Côte d'Ivoire, the leading producer of cashew nuts but processing just 6%, wants to rise to the challenge of quality to better sell its products and earn foreign exchange.
The Cotton and Cashew Council, in collaboration with the Quality Platform, decided, from 23 to 27 January, to promote the quality of cashew nuts for the global competitiveness of the cashew nut sector. Three teams of 18 members, 6 from the General Directorate of the Cotton and Cashew Council and 12 from the Cashew Quality Platform, visited the production areas of Bondoukou, Bouna, Ferké-Boundiali and Mankono. Katiola, to sensitize and involve closely actors of the sector in the management of the cashew nut.
The content of the message for the promotion of quality of cashew nuts, which was issued in the three zones, focused on four points. Producers have a duty to market well-seasoned and well-sorted products. Buyers and exporters should only buy these products.
The actors of the sector must scrupulously respect all the provisions relating to marketing, especially those related to the quality of the products. They must also be aware of the challenge of good quality for sustainable development of the cashew nut sector.
N'Dri Philippe, Special Advisor to Dr. Adama Coulibaly, General Manager of the Cotton and Cashew Council, has pinpointed the stakes of these awareness campaigns, in view of the impending marketing campaign.
The Board wants to support all stakeholders, through the Quality Platform, in the quality approach, to ensure better profitability of the sector because the quality certainly has a cost, but it also has a price on the international market.
Conscious of this situation, the Council, reminded the representative of the director general, to ensure the sustainable development of the cashew nut sector through a continuous improvement of its results, led, with all the institutional actors and the operators of the sector. , reflections on the problem of the quality of the Ivorian cashew nut. This allowed significant progress. In particular, the establishment of a Quality Platform and the adoption, in January 2017, of a national strategic plan for the preservation and improvement of the quality of raw cashew nuts in Côte d'Ivoire.
The areas of intervention identified covered the entire value chain: production, harvest and post-harvest operations, marketing, processing and export of cashew nuts. An ambitious program for the valorization of the Ivory Coast origin has been executed, focusing on awareness raising, training of the actors, improving access to the bagging, rigorous application of restrictive measures quality at unloading and export level.
To safeguard all these gains and to fully benefit all the actors in the value chain from the fruits of their efforts, the Cotton and Cashew Council and the Quality Platform want to sustainably improve the competitiveness of the Ivorian cashew sector. .
So that the beautiful and first production of 114,772 tons recorded by the Béré region, in 2017, can be fully commercialized or transformed and create new wealth for the well-being of the people.
Korhogo - Korhogo Town Hall plans to develop an industrial area, especially for the regrouping of cashew processing factories, which are becoming more and more common in the commune.
A team from the National Bureau of Technical Study and Development (BNETD) held Monday, in the meeting room of the prefecture, a meeting to return the environmental impact study of this project planned on a site of 25 ha in the communal village of Klokakaha.
The development of this industrial zone will make it possible to increase the processing potential of the cashew produced in the region while promoting the creation of jobs and increasing the income of the local population, said the BNETD emissary, Droh Pelagie.
The locality of Korhogo is one of the main production areas of cashew nuts in Ivory Coast.
According to the technical director of the Korhogo Town Hall, the site was chosen in agreement with the village landowners and the notability.
20 Feb. 2018 As the world's largest exporter of cashew nuts, Côte d'Ivoire launched the cashew marketing campaign on February 15th. Based on production up 5% in 2018, the government has just created an export tax to encourage local processing, in a context where less than 7% of the crop is milled in the territory.
The 2018 cashew marketing campaign opened on February 15 in Côte d'Ivoire. The Cotton and Cashew Council (CCA), the regulator of the sector, expects a crop of 750 000 tonnes, which would represent an increase of almost 5% over the previous season.
Côte d'Ivoire is the world's largest producer of cashew nuts, accounting for half of West Africa's production and 22% of global production. The floor price on the farmer's side has been set at 500 CFA francs per kilogram, compared to 440 CFA francs in 2017.
About 86% of Ivorian production is exported, mainly to Vietnam (68%), India (28%) and Brazil (3%).
While the country aims to transform 100% of cashew production by 2020, only 6.62% of the 711,236 tonnes harvested in 2017 - out of a forecast of 715,000 tonnes - was milled locally. Ivorian milling capacity currently stands at 109,500 tonnes, with 29 processing units.