Installation of the steering committee for a maize chain platform in Bouaflé

The African Institute for Economic and Social Development (Inades – Formation) on Friday set up the steering committee of an innovation platform for actors in the maize sector, in the presence of the Secretary General 2 of Prefecture Of Bouaflé (Center-ouest, region of the Marahoué).

According to its director, Koné Kadidia, the platform, composed of producers, breeders, traders, transporters, processors, suppliers of inputs and consumers aims, inter alia, to exchange knowledge and information for sustainable development, promote the corn sector And strengthen the capacity of its members. It is part of the project to support agricultural productivity in West Africa (PPAO).

“This platform should help them to disseminate all the technologies and improve the governance of the sector by privileging the value chain which must lead all the actors to work to obtain added value for the good of all”, she explained .

Ms Koné said that the steering committee set up should prepare a code of conduct and an operational plan in the coming days that will be validated for the 2015 activities.

“In the short term, we want all actors in the corn sector to join the platform and wish in the long term to arrive at an improved chain where all the players are treated fairly and carry out activities in the confidence for the good of all, “She said.

The director of Inades-Formation Côte d’Ivoire deplored the fact that the sector in Cote d’Ivoire still suffers from the inorganization of its actors, whereas it represents the second largest cereal produced after rice, with A production close to 650,000 tons in 2009.

“We hope that the platform will make each group of actors aware of the importance of its organization to grow collectively,” he wished.

Founded in 1978, Inades-Formation is present in 10 countries and contributes to the promotion of family farming and the sustainable and equitable management of natural resources.

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Source: AIP – Published on Saturday 10 January 2015 | AIP To read on


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