Abu Dhabi to support Jacqueville counter-terrorism academy
Emirati diplomats are expected to announce financial support for the International Academy for Combating Terrorism, based in Jacqueville, not far from Abidjan.
Communications between the cocoa sector regulator and the main bean producer organisations have become strained. The latter reproach the public body for not consulting them, particularly on the re-evaluation of the on-farm price, unchanged since 2019.
Cocobod hasn't changed the price it charges cocoa farmers for fertiliser even though the international market price has gone through the roof. Meanwhile the illegal resale of the heavily subsidised fertilisers that it distributes to its Ghanaian affiliates is flourishing.
The Ivory Coast-Ghana Cocoa Initiative (ICCIG), based in Accra since September 2021 and headed by the experienced Ivorian Alex Assanvo, is struggling to bring multinationals on board. It is also trying to persuade the two regulatory bodies to radically shift their priorities.