Developed at the request of industry players, the NARP is part of the implementation of the strategic focus of the reform of the cashew sector on research and technological innovation.
Representing the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Coulibaly Minaya recalled the important role of agriculture in the Ivorian economy, with a GDP contribution of between 20 and 25%. He welcomed the establishment of the NARP whose aim is firstly to increase the production of cashew and also improve the quality of the product.
Continuing, he explained that '' the NARP is the cashew sector in the declination of the National Agricultural Investment Plan (NAIP), himself declination of National Development Plan (NDP).
Dr. Adama Coulibaly, CEO of Cotton Cashew Board noted that the general objective of NARP is to contribute to the sustainable improvement of the income of actors in the chain of cashew values, ecological intensification of production and the promotion of products and by-products, in order to double production and to convert at least 50% of this production by 2030.
the scientific investigations defined in the NARP are structured into six areas with clearly defined goals, including improvement varietal and agronomy - crop protection - Biotechnology - Value of products of cashew - Socio Economics and food Security - Coordination and Diffusion. Each axis will be structured around three components to support technology generation, support for technology transfer and institutional support.
The official launch of NARP was preceded by a workshop whose main objective was to present and to share with all stakeholders involved in the development of Côte d'Ivoire scientific and administrative components of NARP in order to 'greater ownership of shares in order.
He is specifically to introduce the role and mission of each partner and the collaboration framework; Present the implementation process of NARP to all stakeholders: the strategies, the procedure, the proposed challenges, risk factors and possible solutions; Present NARP research programs by axes and by specialty; Present and explain the action plan over the next 10 years and the related budget; and finally present the context of the expected results.
The program of preparation work was conducted by eight (8) Coast in Ivory research institutions in collaboration with the Council of Cotton and Cashew, FIRCA and our technical and financial partners (ANADER PSAC, GIZ / ComCashew, CORAF, World Bank).
The implementation of NARP will cost 4 billion CFA francs for the first 3 years and 9 billion CFA francs for the next ten years, said Dr. Adama Coulibaly. Source: https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=5816067385088177902#editor/target=post;postID=4524466860595838704