ICA Cote D’Ivoire celebrates Japanese co-operation

12As part of the contribution to the socio-economic reintegration for the fight against poverty that ICA Cote D’Ivoire and ICA Japan have been targeting for three years for the happiness of at-risk youth in the Agneby-Tiassa region, the  eleven villages, (Bokaho, Ekissiho, Badoukro, Bonikro, Dey-Oboguié, Aboudé-Dadié, Aboudé-Vincent, Niamazra 1 and Niamazra 2, N’gorankro Pk 101, Camp Wall) from the region Agnéby-Tiassa, Beneficiaries of the projects in the fields of agroforestry, broiler and layer breeding as well as the market gardener, were at the party this Saturday, March 3rd.

For this ceremony, we received the visit of Kakizaki Shinnosuké, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, representing His Excellency Hiroshi Kawamura, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Japan to the Republic of CI.

The Nippon emissary donated a 5-ton truck and a Japanese-style restaurant. In connection with the green site which shelters it, this place of restoration was baptized “Restaurant Space Momiji” meaning the beauty of the nature.

The envoy of the rising sun who was happy with the success of the projects made, did not hide his satisfaction with the good health of the cooperation between Côte d’Ivoire and his country. For him, the beneficiaries must take ownership of the transfer of Japanese technology in the activities of the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) CI through the use of compost, real organic fertilizer made from chicken dung, leaves dried, of cocoa pods in the production of maraicher. This technique, in which will participate not only in the reduction of the cost of the productivity, the improvement of the quality of the products but also to a better yield. It should be noted that with the use of organic fertilizer in rice cultivation, the beneficiaries realized an estimated harvest of 3.7 tonnes per hectare against 2.5 tonnes with the chemical fertilizer.

If the truck facilitates the flow of products, the restaurant meanwhile, will absorb a large amount of those products that will come out of the fields.Moreover, after handing over the truck and restaurant keys to the beneficiaries through Mahi Léaba Patrice, representing the Mayor of the municipality of Agboville, all participants were invited to a rich lunch made from vegetables. and chickens from completed projects.For the occasion, the representative of the mayor as well as N’Guessan Stéphane representing the regional director of agriculture posted their overflowing joy in the efforts of Japan, which works to reintegrate and employ young people in the region. Then they wished to see the birth of various other projects and especially the taking into account of several other villages.

The beneficiaries, through their spokesperson, Nanan Boka, chief of the village of Bokaho, thanked the donor before making the promise not to betray the trust placed in them.Note that Kouamé konan Eugène, Executive Director of ICA-CI, thanked all donors, headed by the Republic of Japan, development actors and beneficiaries for the efforts made during the first three years. years of exercise marking the end of Phase 1 of the project which results in largely in above average

He also announced prospects for continuing projects and expanding activities to other requesting villages. He especially pointed out that after the localities of Bouaké (Brobo), which was the first to enjoy the projects initiated by the ICA-Japan / ICA-CI duo, phase 1 of the project in Agnéby-Tiassa allowed to bring out five hundred and eighty-five direct beneficiaries and about four thousand indirect beneficiaries of precariousness. This is why he called on the villages to redouble their efforts in an atmosphere of competition and cohesion, guaranteeing the success of the cooperative set up to federate the activities of the beneficiaries. At the end of the ceremony, the various speakers who succeeded him expressed satisfaction with the result obtained and especially for the fulfillment of the reintegration and employment policy. young people in the locality.

This post was written for ICAI’s monthly bulletin the Global Buzz, April 2018.