Burkina Faso Launches 2013 Cashew Season

The launch of the cashew season in Burkina Faso this week took place at the premises of ANATRANS factory in Bobo-Dioulasso on the 12th of March, 2013.

MC for the day, Mohammed Ouedraogo addressing the gathering

The flagoff event, under the auspices of the Burkinabe National Cashew Committee was attended by the Head of District of Bobo-Dioulasso. Over 40 personalities were in attendance including District and Constituency heads, Regional Directors of Technical support services, among other major stakeholders in the cashew sector.

In a speech read on his behalf by the Head of District, the Chief Commissioner of Houet province noted the impressive innovation and verve that has been witnessed in the Burkinabe cashew sector over the years. While congratulating the National Committee for good work done he took the opportunity to charge all involved to consolidate the impressive gains and strive to do even better. He also noted in particular, the contribution of the technical and financial partners in achieving the impressive performance.

A section of the invited guests

Cashew-sector players later met to deliberate and discuss the major issues in the just ended 2012 season as well as fix the indicative price for the current season. The minimum price for RCN for the 2013 campaign was fixed at 200CFA/kg.

The ceremony capped off with a visit to the ANATRANS factory. Guests were taken on a conducted tour of the company’s impressive facility by its Chief of factory.