World Cashew Conference

World Cashew Conference

The Hybrid WCC-JNEC2022 was held between 16 and 18 February 2022 at Radisson Blu, Abidjan & virtually throughout the world. Over 400 delegates attended the conference in person at the venue and an equal number were connected online. The conference was organised by jointly with the Association of Cashew Exporters of Cote d’Ivoire (AEC-CI).

The Cotton and Cashewnut Council (CCA), Cote d’Ivoire was the Host Country Partner.

Excerpts from Keynote Speakers:

“Cote d’Ivoire does not want to be only a producer and an exporter of raw material. Without value-addition incomes would not increase. It’s not good for our future generation. I believe that the time has come for the largest RCN producer (Cote d’Ivoire), the largest cashew processor (Vietnam) and the largest kernel consumer (India) to sit together and chart the future course by harmonising policies”. - Addressing the gathering at the inaugural function (February 16, 2022),
H.E. Patrick Achi, Honourable Prime Minister of Cote d’Ivoire

“We applaud the government of Cote d'Ivoire on establishing procedures and regulations to encourage investment and collaboration between cashew enterprises in the two countries, and we request that favourable conditions be created for cashew sector's security, safety, and labour policies, ensuring enterprise business efficiency through mutual benefit”. - Addressing the gathering virtually,
Mr Pham Van Cong, President, Vinacas

Highlighted the importance of sustainability in the cashew business and highlighted some of the sustainability programmes that ETG is pursuing in West Africa. - Addressing the gathering,
Mr Suraj Rao, ETG