Coffee and cocoa sector/ Partnership with some local cooperatives : More than FCFA 100 million of equipment distributed by Africa Sourcing

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Africa Sourcing, one of the most important coffee and cocoa exporting company in Ivory Coast hasorganized on the 11th, 13th and 14th of Maydonation ceremonies aimed atcooperatives located in Niablé, Gohitafla and Loboville communities. According to a press release which we took notice of, those important set of equipment were given to the cooperatives by the trading firm with a total valueof more than FCFA 100 Million.

From Niablé (Abengourou) to Loboville (Soubré) viaGohitafla  (Zuénoula), Africa Sourcing has expressed his gratefulness towards farmers who willingly received, tricycles, motorbikes, weigh scales, modern grinding machines, new boots, cocoa plants called ‘Mercedes’, phytosanitary products, phytosanitary suits with  motorized pumps ; in order to be more effective in their harvest activities.

Adding to these donations, Africa Sourcing has implemented social actionsregarding education, public health and gender promotion. In the Locality of Indenié, the rural health center of Niablé wasrewardedwith an important set of First aid drugs and over hundred impregnated mosquito nets.

In the region of Marahoué, the women of Gohitafla received ten (10) mobile grinding machines and ten (10) automatic cassava pressmachine. As for Loboville (Nawa region),a classroom was renovated, the entireschool was then repainted , the roof was renewed as well as the house of the Director of the public primary school which was also renovated. The spokesperson of the different beneficiaries expressed how grateful they were towards such actions.  Ange-Fabien GUEI, Purchasing Director for Africa Sourcing stated in the following: << it’s our duty and responsibility to care for these farmers who are indeed our partners and to let them know how appreciative we are towards the efforts they display. Working harder and more seriously, is all thatweexpect from our farmers; of course all in due respect of the cooperatives members’ dignity by caring for their welfare in order to host among them farmers dedicated to the development of sustainable cocoa farming>>. Let’s bear in mind that, according to Africa Sourcing leaders, this action highlight their corporate policy of social responsibility and their commitment for a more dynamic and professional cocoa farming industry in Ivory Coast.