ACA Participates in the Ministerial Meeting of the Consultative International Cashew Council(CICC)

The Council of Ministers as well as experts from the member countries of the Consultative International Cashew Council (CICC), met in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on  28th  and 29th  September 2017. During the meeting, Mr. Florentino Nanque, the President of the African Cashew Alliance, representing the private sector voice, advocated for the re-establishment of the sector through the promotion of value addition in Africa.

A total of 10 countries were represented, including 6 from West Africa - Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mozambique and Senegal and a representative from ECOWAS. The Technical and Financial Partners represented by the Competitive Cashew Initiative (ComCahew) made a declaration to support the efforts of the CICC at the level of the member countries.