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  • Ivory Coast fights against leakage of agricultural products to neighboring countries

    Mar 10th, 2016

    The spokesman of the Ivorian government on Wednesday expressed the government's determination to fight against the flight of agricultural products to neighboring countries.

    "It is leading a relentless fight against the flight of agricultural products. Regarding cocoa, seizures are made and for a while seizures were also made at the cashew" noted Mr. Koné.

    He said the security forces composed of the Republican Forces of Côte d'Ivoire (FRCI) and customs were mobilized to prevent this "harmful practice" for the economy.

    The spokesman of the government has led to serious incidents that have recently erupted in the east between young villagers and security forces who were trying to prevent them from traveling to Ghana to sell their products.

    The Ivorian economy is largely based on agriculture, including the binomial coffee and cocoa. For decades, Côte d'Ivoire holds the rank of world's top cocoa producer and third largest coffee producer.

    On several occasions, the Ivorian authorities have reiterated their commitment to make every effort to boost agricultural production and strengthen the country in the position it occupies in the world.