77th Plenary Meeting of the ICAC
Technical Tour 1

At the heart of the cotton zone in Korhogo
(Organiser: Capital Connect)

Visitors are offered an excursion into the city of Korhogo, bastion of cotton production in Côte d’Ivoire. Located in the north of the country (630 km from Abidjan), it is accessible by road and by air.

The country's largest cotton-producing region in terms of volume, the territory of Korhogo and its surroundings (Poro region) offer visitors a picturesque landscape of savannah where the orchards of cashews, mango and shea harmoniously coexist with cotton fields and a fauna rich with the animal species found in tropical regions.

Korhogo — through cotton farms, ginning factories, seed-crushing plants, and all of the economic activity that revolves around cotton — owes its development to this sector, whose stakeholders have been working the land since the precolonial era.

The Poro region is also known for the special features of the traditional Senufo culture and for the ingenuity of its sculptors and traditional weavers of the village of Waraniéré.

Price: 450 €
(Price includes: transport, lodging, meals and entrances fees).

Departure: Friday, 7 December 2018 at 14:30 hrs.
Accommodation: Hotel Rose Blanche
Returning: Saturday, 8 December, 2018 at about 18:00 hrs.

Route: Abidjan - Korhogo - Waraniéré - Sinématialy

Friday, 7 December 2018

- Departure from the F.H.B. airport for Korhogo

- Reception and transfer to Waraniéré (the village of weavers) and discover the tradicional dances (Boloye)

- Return to the Rose Blanche Hotel. Dinner

Saturday, 8 December 2018

- Breakfast and departure for a trip to a cotton field

- Visit to the factories of the Ivorian Cotton Company - COIC (ginning factory)

- Visit to COTRAF factory (seed crushing factory)

- Lunch and boating activities on the Lokoli farm in Sinématialy

- Return to Korhogo and departure to the airpot