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  • The Toumodi cashew factory: symbol of the acceleration of the transformation of the agro-industrial fabric of the Bélier region 01/16/2023

    Jan 16th, 2023

    Commissioned by Prime Minister Patrick Achi on July 8, 2022, the Toumodi cashew nut processing unit in the Bélier region is built on an area of ​​12 hectares. With a total investment of more than 15 billion FCFA, this plant has a processing capacity of 60 thousand tons/year. It has warehouses that can store nearly 30,000 tons. The construction of this infrastructure integrates the industrial ambition of President Alassane Ouattara, contained in "Vision Côte d'Ivoire 2030" and one of the ambitions of which is to locally transform, by 2030, more than 50% of the main productions agriculture in the country. "The construction of this industrial site is in line with the efforts to structure and promote the sector", underlined Adama Koné, economic operator. “The establishment of this factory in Toumodi is a boon for the local populations, in that it helps to reduce the unemployment rate. It also makes it possible to bring cashew producers in this region closer to the processing unit,” adds Konan Koffi Pascal, manager of the region. This industrial unit with international standards contains an ultra-modern city, which is equipped with a crèche, a place of prayer, an infirmary, a restaurant, dormitories, a training center, etc. 1,020 people are employed in this factory which contributes to the improvement of the living conditions of the populations by creating more income for the farmers, more jobs and more wealth for the country.