A company presents innovative products to manufacturers

A discussion workshop on the theme: “How to guarantee sustainable supply of processing units by improving the living and working conditions of producers”, was organized on Saturday 1 October 2022 as part of the 8th edition of National Cocoa and Chocolate Days (Jncc 2022).

Improved conditions for producers

The purpose of this workshop was, on the one hand, to present the various initiatives of the state to improve the conditions of cocoa producers and their local communities, and on the other hand, to highlight innovative solutions within the reach of cocoa stakeholders to strengthen the resilience of producers and guarantee the sustainability of the sector.

The CEO of Leadway Assurances, Coulibaly Tiornan, one of the panelists said that the structure he leads works for the economic development of Côte d’Ivoire. He confided that his insurance company is committed to developing specific solutions adapted to the realities of manufacturers, “because without them there is no cocoa, there is no chocolate. Consider social realities manufacturers is therefore a priority today if we want to maintain sustainable cocoa production“, he mentioned.

“Insurance products that respect the special nature of agriculture and aim to improve the living conditions of producers and their families, presented at Jncc 2022”

To meet this challenge, the insurance company has designed innovative products to benefit agricultural producers, especially those in the coffee-cocoa sector. These are insurance products that respect the special nature of agriculture and aim to improve the living conditions of producers and their families.

Our ambition for the agricultural world, in general, and for cocoaworships especially, is to help empower producers and strengthen the sustainability of sectors through index insurance to compensate for production losses and guarantee stable incomes for producers. L’Fire insurance pwill also allow relieve producers in the event of an involuntary accident, critical illness, disability and death insurance to support the producer and/or his dependents“, emphasized the CEO Coulibaly Tiornan.

Creation of a pension fund

With contributions from players in the agricultural sectors, including GBC Cocoa, the world’s 4th largest miller, who was represented by its deputy CEO, the company intends to go further to ensure a bright future for producers through the creation of a pension fund.

Coulibaly Tiornan welcomed the idea that the Coffee-Cocoa Council now has data that will make it possible to better profile producers and develop products that better suit their needs.

“The census of cocoa-coffee producers revealed that there are approximately one million producers with plantations occupying a total area of ​​3.2 million hectares”

It should be noted that the census of cocoa coffee producers has revealed that there are approximately one million producers with plantations occupying a total area of ​​3.2 million hectares that have been geolocated, according to the Director of Sustainability at the Cocoa Coffee Council , Jérémie Kouassi. He explained that producers now have a multipurpose card that allows them to know more about their families, their workers and themselves, as well as their farms.

The 8th edition of the National Cocoa and Chocolate Days (Jncc) was held in Abidjan, Heden Golf Hotel from September 30 to October 2, 2022.

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