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Côte d'Ivoire / actors of the cashew nut industry urged to respect the texts in force

March 9th 2018


The actors of the cashew nut industry of Tanda were called by the prefect of the department, Andjou koua, to the respect of the texts in force for the well-being and the future of the cashew nut as well for Ivory Coast, only for themselves, Wednesday, at the deliberations room of the town hall.


"We have to make sure that the cashew is sold here in Côte d'Ivoire while respecting the floor price set by the government for the 2017-2018 marketing year, at 500 CFA francs per kilogram," he said. he said, not without forgetting to congratulate the producers thanks to whom the country occupies the first place worldwide.


Relying on Côte d'Ivoire's international standing, he also urged producers to produce more and to emphasize the quality of this product, which eventually became the region what coffee-cocoa binomial is for the south and south-west regions.


For the regional delegate of the cotton-cashew sector, if the country has reached such a level, it is because since 2014, the government has set up a council to not only structure the sector, but also to allow producers to benefit the fruit of their labor. Since then each year, a floor price has been set, followed by texts to respect for anyone who wants to market this product.


However, it is very often deplored the illegal exit of cashew by land routes to Ghana neighboring country. To put an end to this traffic, which does not honor either the serious producer or the Ivory Coast, the Tanda prefect decided to reactivate the watch committee of which he is the president and to ban any vehicle for transporting nuts. cashew to get out of the city from 18 hours.


Producers in attendance have asked that prices be raised.  World premiere with a production of more than 711,000 tons for the previous campaign and, 22% of world production, Côte d'Ivoire intends to reach this year the 750,000 tons.