ICA Cote D’Ivoire trains 250 farmers in cultivation techniques

130In the latter part of the year 2016, ICA Cote D’Ivoire activities focused on the training of 250 farmers on the cultivation techniques for the following: palm oil, orange tree, tangelo, mangosteen and pepper.

The object of this training was to give the farmers knowledge of the benefits associated with the cultivation of the aforementioned produce. Thus the content of the courses was based on the techniques of planting different plants and the availability of markets for the sale of its products.

We have received the support of the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. In view of the better training we are giving our farmers, particularly for the project that we carry out in the Great region of Agneby-Tiassa.

129The sale of second-cycle chickens fell just on the eve of the holiday season which made their marketing much easier. The evolution of broiler chickens is good despite the chicken mortality rate.

The market garden crop held well this year with our cultivation of: aubergines and chili peppers.

At the farm level model; the compost site is doing very well. The compost will be used in the future months for the establishment of the following produce: carrots, lettuce etc.

This post was written for ICAI’s monthly bulletin the Global Buzz, January 2017.