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Celebrating 100th founding anniversary of CPC | Chinese assistance lifts Guinea-Bissau’s cashew nut industry

CIDCA| Updated: 2021-11-10

The head of a delegation of 25 high-level officials from Guinea-Bissau received a good response while talking about his hope to resolve obstacles facing the cashew nut industry's development in the country while attending a seminar held by China in 2019. 

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Although the seminar was on legislative capacity-building in Guinea-Bissau, its organizer on the Chinese side spoke to the delegation members from the African country after settling arrangements for the seminar. 

The organizer learned from the head of the delegation that the cashew nut from Guinea-Bissau has the highest quality in the world and the country is one of the biggest producers of the nut worldwide. The cashew nut industry is not only the main source of income for local people, but also an important economic pillar of the government. 

However, due to outdated processing technology and few export channels, the cashew nut industry of Guinea-Bissau is facing the problems of low prices and large quantities of unsold products, and the country hopes that China can provide help and support, according to the delegation head.

The organizer invited Chinese industry experts to share their development and planning experiences regarding China's agricultural products, especially experiences related to the fruit and nut industrial chain and franchise chain businesses, and to propose integrated solutions to the actual problems existing in the cashew industry in Guinea-Bissau. 

At the same time, the experts actively arranged for cashew buyers and industrial chain service providers to discuss potential cooperation with the delegation.

The delegation head said that from Guinea-Bissau's war of independence to the present, China has been an important and indispensable partner for the country's achievement of national independence, pursuit of well-being and social development. 

He said he would report the results of the seminar to Guinea-Bissau's Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam upon his return to Guinea-Bissau.

Prime Minister Gomes sent a letter of thanks for China's support, as well as spoke highly of the seminar's results.

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