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Enthusiasts Ivory Coast: a smart card for better cocoa traceability

05:15  10 april  2022
05:15  10 april  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

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more traceability, less risks. In Côte d'Ivoire, Cafe Cocoa Council (CCC) launched this week the distribution of a magnetic card for all Ivorian producers. The goal is to further control the flows of beans and allow them to make secure transactions.

with our correspondent in Abidjan, Pierte Pinto

is both a credit card and an identification card. There is a QR code that allows you to have the identity of the planter, but also the area of ​​his orchard or the number of people living in his household. It also includes a bank chip to allow for transactions when marketing products but also to make deposits and shipments of money.

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The card also makes it possible to verify that the prices guaranteed at the beginning of the country are respected. Finally, it avoids the transport of cash and therefore limits the risks of flight or steering. The map is intended for all coffee and cocoa plants in Côte d'Ivoire. They are just under one million according to CCC census figures in 2019 and 2020. "On the principle it is reassuring in particular in terms of security. But we are waiting to see how it will get organized in particular in the zone or there is no connection or no telephone network, "commented on the manager of a producer organization attached by RFI.

This map is a new step in the Ivorian cocoa traceability program. The goal is to be able to follow the course of a tree bean on the boat for ultimately, can eliminate the work of children and the deforestation of the production chain, as more and more the US markets are demanded. and Europeans. According to the CCC Census, 15% of the operated areas are found in classified forests. 29% of children of planters, in age to be educated, are not.

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