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  • IVC: Transform 50% of Ivorian cashew production: challenge to business China

    Sep 23rd, 2017

    The Ivory Coast has become, since 2016, the first country in the world producer of cashew nuts (cashew), with more than 700 000 tonnes per year, or 25% of world production. The goal is now able to turn on the spot, 50% of this production. In any case what told Chinese entrepreneurs, the Ivorian minister of commerce, crafts and promotion of SMEs, Souleymane Diarrassouba, Friday, September 22, 2017 on the sidelines of the opening ceremony Forum on investment and trade between China and Cote d'Ivoire in Abidjan.

    Minister Diarrassouba Souleymane answered indeed to a Chinese entrepreneur who plans to invest to help Côte d'Ivoire to increase its production advantage. It made him realize that the major priority of the Ivorian government was now converting at least half of the 700 000 tonnes a year. "Thank you for your interest in the cashew sector. But what is especially add is that the transformation of the note in cashew (cashew) is the priority for the state. The production level flirts with the 700 000 tonnes. May the rate of local processing is very low. There is 10%. The goal we set the Head of State is to convert half production by 2020. We insist heavily on this fact international economic forum fans, inviting investors to invest in this area. It is sure that with the Chinese farming techniques, production will increase. But behind, we must work so that demand increases in the international market.

    This, so that the prices offered to producers remain attractive. For example, today, the producer price is trading between 900 and 1000 CFA francs. This was not the case 5 to 10 years ago. We must work so that things continue to improve, "invited Minister Diarrassouba Souleymane. This, so that the prices offered to producers remain attractive. For example, today, the producer price is trading between 900 and 1000 CFA francs. This was not the case 5 to 10 years ago. We must work so that things continue to improve, "invited Minister Diarrassouba Souleymane. This, so that the prices offered to producers remain attractive. For example, today, the producer price is trading between 900 and 1000 CFA francs. This was not the case 5 to 10 years ago. We must work so that things continue to improve, "invited Minister Diarrassouba Souleymane.The ceremony was attended by 80 businessmen from China. Businessmen wishing to invest in real estate, ore, private security, infrastructure and other sectors.


    Source: http://www.afrikipresse.fr/economie/transformer-50-de-la-production-ivoirienne-d-anacarde-defi-a-des-hommes-d-affaires-chine