IVC: National days of the cashew exporter of Côte d'Ivoire: the professionalisation of the sector is underway
February 25, 2017
They met from Friday 24 to Saturday 25 February 2017 at the Hotel RadisonBlu in the town of Port-Bouet. They are the cashew exporters of Côte d'Ivoire in collaboration with all actors (producers, industrialists ...) in the cashew nut industry from Vietnam, India, Ghana, Niger, etc. Through these national days of cashew exporters from Côte d'Ivoire (Jnec-ci), the first of its kind, with the theme "emergence of the cashew sector in Côte d'Ivoire and challenges related to external marketing" The Association of Cashew Exporters of Côte d'Ivoire (Aec-ci) was to create a platform for exchanges between actors at national and international level, with a view to meeting the challenges of the sector and improving The quality of the cashew. At the opening of the event, on Friday 24 February, DiabyAboubacar, general commissioner of this symposium, also president of the Aec-ci, recalled the good performance of the Ivoirian cashew (world leader with more Of 680,000 T in 2016).
This performance has led to a substantial increase in the turnover of the sector from 165 billion CFA francs in 2013 to 441 billion CFA francs in 2016. "All these figures are the result of the reforms implemented since 2013," said DiabyAboubacar Which did not fail to question the government about the risks linked to the fraudulent exit of the cashew of the Ivorian territory by land. This situation could, in his opinion, negatively impact the Ivorian economy and industry. He also said that at the end of the symposium, a school would be built in a cashew production area. As for CoulibalyAdama, Dg of the cashew cotton industry, representing MamadouSangafowa, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, he believes that, through this symposium, cashew exporters give legibility to the sector and Côte d 'Ivory. That is why, drawing on the results of the reform of the sector, he said that "the Ivorian cashew is going well." All the more so because "the sector is in a process of professionalization". Representing Prime Minister AmadouGon, SouleymaneDiarrassouba, Minister of Commerce, Crafts and SME Development, stressed the importance of transformation. For him, the actors must be empowered so that the cashew knows an added value with the increase of the transformation rate which should rise from about 10% currently to 100% in 2020. It is necessary that the exporters of " Today are transformers of tomorrow.