IVC: Quality of raw cashew nuts at the heart of a workshop in Grand Bassam
January 11, 2017
Since this Wednesday, the Cotton and Anacarde Council has organized a workshop on improving the quality of raw cashew nuts in Côte d'Ivoire. This meeting, which takes place from 11 to 13 January 2017 in a hotel receptive of the city of Grand-Bassam, brings together deconcentrated administrations, actors, technical structures, technical and financial partners and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development .
Representing the Mayor of Grand-Bassam, the 2 nd deputy expressed the city council's pleasure to host this workshop which contributes to the development of the cashew sector in particular and the Ivorian agriculture in general, pillar of our economy.
The president of the quality platform, Mr. Kouakou, for his part thanked first of all the Mayor of the first Ivorian capital (Grand-Bassam) for having accepted to host this brainstorming meeting. He also thanked the Director General of the Cotton Council and of the Cashew Council Dr Adama COULIBALY for this fine initiative, because, according to him, quality is an important factor in the development of the northeast and central areas and contributes to the balance of all chain. After four months of work, Mr. Kouakou is pleased today to share the fruit of their reflection and especially wants their proposals to be taken into account for an improvement in the quality of cashew nuts made in Côte d'Ivoire.
"Improvement and preservation of quality must now guide all stakeholders in the conduct of operations at each stage of the value chain and no effort should be spared as the challenge of improving Ivorian nuts is d 'All the more important that the equilibrium and the sustainable profitability of the sector depend on it because certainly the quality has a cost but it has especially a price on the international market. "Said Dr Adama COULIBALY, Director General of the Cotton and Cashew Council, who said he had great hope for the quality of the work of this workshop, the results of which must be immediately operationalizable. It should be noted that it was the representative of the Director of Cabinet of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER) who officially opened the proceedings.