ICA West Africa region to meet in Cote D’Ivoire

UPDATE, 27 AUGUST: the ICA West Africa conference will now be held September 16-20 instead of September 9-12.

Cote DIvoire Buzz 1507 div-033In June, Mr. Wayne Ellsworth, Co-director of ICA Japan, Mr. Yuji Isoda, expert in soil analysis, and Miss Kazuko Yamamoto, Agri-Marketing Director, visited us with regard to the rehabilitation project of, Youth at Risk, in the region of Agneby. During the visit, ICA Cote D’Ivoire staff and beneficiaries, PRJR, were trained by Wayne, Mr. Isoda and Miss Yamamoto, in Community Development and soil analysis Techniques, for Commercial Marketing. The soil analysis training session brought together officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, the Inter professional Fund for Agricultural Research, and the Council, (FIRCA), of the National Agency for Rural Development, (ANADER), and a student from the Adzopé agricultural school. At the end of the training session we received a mobile kit for soil testing that can be completed in 2 hours with the help of a computer.

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During our working visit with Wayne, we discussed ways to organize the first ICA West Africa regional conference under the direction of ICA-CI, to be held from the 9th to the 12th of September 2015, in Agboville.

We would like to take this opportunity in the Global Buzz to invite all ICAs from around the world to this West African conference – for details see the ICA West Africa conference flyer.

This post was first published in the Global Buzz, July 2015.