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Ethical Trade Norway and Inades Formation Côte d'Ivoire

ETN Forum: Conversation with Ivorian cashew farmer cooperatives

At this Ethical Trade Norway Forum, we will meet three Ivorian cashew farmers and heads of cooperatives operating in three different regions of Côte d’Ivoire. They will share their perspectives on cashew farming and cooperative organisation, sustainability, quality and certifications, challenges related to marketing their nuts and living income.

Côte d’Ivoire is the world’s largest producer of raw cashew nuts with more than 1 million tonnes produced in 2022. 78% of the 2022 harvest was exported as raw nuts to primarily Vietnam and India for processing while the remaining was processed locally. The sector consists of more than 400.000 mostly smallholder farmers often organised in cooperatives through which they sell their harvest.

We encourage participants to send specific questions in advance to simen@etiskhandel.no. It will also be possible to ask questions during the webinar.

This meeting is part of the project “Strenghtening sustainable practices in the Ivorian cashew nut sector” funded by Norad and implemented by Ethical Trade Norway in collaboration with Inades Formation Côte d’Ivoire. The meeting is open for everyone.

The meeting will be held in French and English with simultaneous interpretation.


Tentative programme

10:30-10:40 Welcome and introduction to the project «Strenghtening sustainable practices in the Ivorian cashew nut sector» Simen Høy Dypvik, senior advisor, Ethical Trade Norway
10:40-10:50 The Ivorian cashew nut sector Pascal KONI, Consultant responsible for Pedagogical Support, Inades Formation Cote d’Ivoire
10:50-11:05 Presentation by the cashew cooperative COPABO President of the cooperative
11:05-11:20 Presentation by the cashew cooperative COCOPRAGEL President of the cooperative
11:20-11:35 Presentation by the cashew cooperative COPRODIGO President of the cooperative
11:35-11:55 Q&A ETN and Inades Formation Côte d’Ivoire
11:55-12:00 Wrap-up ETN and Inades Formation Côte d’Ivoire



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Simen Høy Dypvik

Senior Advisor, Ethical Trade Norway

Pascal Koni

Consultant Pedagogical Support, Inades Formation Côte d'Ivoire