International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research
Vol.5 (8), pp 129-137, August 2017
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IJAPR/
Article 17/ID/JPR030/28/ pages
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Original Research Article
Diagnostic study of obstacles related to the production of cashew nuts in the Odienne region in the north of the Cote d’Ivoire
Adaman Sinan1* and Coulibaly Zoumana1
1Péléforo Gon Coulibaly University in Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire.
*Corresponding Author E-mail : sinanadaman(at)yahoo.fr
The cultivation of cashew nuts is now rapidly developing in Côte d’Ivoire precisely in the great Center and North of the country. It has become one of the flagship cultures that the peasants can not do without. Introduced into the Ivorian agriculture from 1959-1960, the cashew tree industry has produced a progressive increase in production in recent years at the national level, ranging from 500,000 tons in 2013 to 700,000 tons in 2015. The sub- Prefecture of Odienné occupies a dominant position with a growing production of 33,006 tons in 2015. However in the process of production, the farmers encounter many problems. Indeed, the use of the rudimentary tools added to the repetitive conflicts existing between breeders and farmers still make this environment hostile to the practice of this cash crop. The objective of the study was to analyze the obstacles that the farmers encounter in the process of the culture of the cashew tree in the sub-prefecture of Odienné and to envisage effective strategies of production. The study is subdivided into three axes. The first axis presents the methodological framework of the research, the second deals with the results and the third makes the recommendations.
Key words: Producers, pathogens, cashews, orchards, constraints