Meeting of the regional project MOVE-ComCashew with the Consultative International Cashew Council (CICC)

Meeting of the regional project MOVE-ComCashew with the Consultative International Cashew Council (CICC)

GIZ/MOVE Program Director Rita Weidinger and her colleagues in the family photo with the members of CICC. Sources: CICC

A delegation from the Regional Market-driven Value Chains for Employment and Growth Project in the ECOWAS Region (MOVE-ComCashew) was received by the Consultative International Cashew Council (CICC) on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at the CICC office in  Plateau. The delegation was composed of the GIZ/MOVE Program Director, Ms. Rita Weidinger, Ms. Mary Adzanyo, Deputy Program Manager, Mr. Mohamed Salifou, Regional Production Advisor, Ms. Nunana Addo, Regional Policy Advisor and Ms. Raissa Diomande, Private Sector Development Advisor.

This meeting gave the opportunity for the sharing of experiences on the implementation of the respective activities within the two institutions, and also to review the collaboration underway and for the years to come. MOVE-ComCashew took the opportunity to congratulate the Consultative International Cashew Council (CICC)for all the work done to promote the cashew sector in several African countries, including Côte d'Ivoire.

The meeting ended on positive notes with a mutual agreement of the two institutions to strengthen their collaboration.

Tasting and Exhibition of Cashew Products

Tasting and Exhibition of Cashew Products

Deputy Program Manager, Mary Adzanyo giving a welcome speech at the tasting Source: GIZ/MOVE ©

MOVE (The Market-Oriented Value Chains for Jobs and Growth in the ECOWAS region) is a GIZ project that seeks to promote market-oriented value chains to create jobs and income in the ECOWAS region.

One of MOVE's objectives is to increase the demand for regional products. As such, MOVE has supported two local companies to develop new cashew and rice products to increase the supply and demand for regional products. These products developed are not only innovations for the companies but also show the different possibilities of creating products using cashew derivatives.

It is in this perspective that a presentation and tasting of different cashew-based products took place on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at the office of GIZ/MOVE (Angré 7eme Tranche, Abidjan).

This tasting also allowed other local companies in the sector to exhibit and promote their cashew products.

It was a moment of joy and sharing between the actors of the value chains and the public who came to appreciate and discover these products.

Exhibitors displaying the cashew product to people of interest. Source: GIZ/MOVE ©

Guests who took part in the tasting event on cashew and rice products. Source: GIZ/MOVE ©