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January 2016


Subject: weekly report of activities from 21 to 28-12-2015

Activities carried out:

1) - Follow up activities
2) - Questionnaire administration
3) - Solidarity event

1: Follow up activities:


Some of the palm trees are growing well despite the dry season. The sites: Ekissi-Ho / Vincent were well maintained and beans seeds were planted last week.


About Dadie, the situation is worrisome; the beneficiaries are not always available and are less motivated. To reduce the problem of rodents, ICA-CI has ordered boxes for the protection of the palm trees that will be delivered to the beneficiaries.

Chicken raising

4 sites out of 6 sites continue with their chicken raising activity.

Situation per site
Boa Vincent: chicks are two weeks old, but there was a high mortality rate of 132 chicks due largely to the selection of chicks, (weight below average and chicks of third choice, bad selection of chicks). There was also, failure to respect the protocol recommended by the technician of chicken raising.

Arrival of 806 chicks and registration of 11 deaths. Chicks are two weeks old and are doing well.


Badoukro: For the second cycle, 7,704 chicks have been delivered with 7 chicks dead. The remaining chicks are doing well. The beneficiaries follow the advice of the technician, so they have a very low mortality rate.

700 chicks have been delivered for the second cycle. The technician has vaccinated the chicks against disease: “Gomboro”

For the second cycle, out of 1,150 chicks, 1033 chickens have been sold. The chicken house was cleaned last week after selling the chickens of the 2nd cycle of production. Beneficiaries intend a 3rd production cycle in January 2016.

Boka-Ho: The second production cycle will take place in January 2016. An amount of 1.1 million FCA was given to CIA-CI administration, to order chicks, food and vaccines.

Vegetables: The second production cycle has been difficult to put in place because of the lack of rain and water points on some sites.
About the vinyl house: expectations grow very slowly as there are growth issues because of irregular watering by the beneficiaries.


But some plants such as pepper, okra and eggplant are growing well. For the group of women - the beneficiaries of Aboudé-Dadié, Mrs. Shizue Inagaki, during her stay, sponsored the award of a water pump to the brave women there, and gave them a symbolic amount of 20,000 fCFA . Next week ICA-CI will distribute water pumps to solve the issue of the lack of rain.


2: Questionnaire administration,
This week two new villages, for year 2, were visited by the project team for the socioeconomic survey, to better understand the environment of those new villages. The villages were Dey-Bodje and N’Choumpo.

3: Solidarity event
A Christmas tree was arranged for by ICI-CI, with help of Mrs. Shizue Inagaki, for about a hundred children at Ekissi-Ho on December 23rd. The ceremony, which brought together children from 1 to 10 years, from the three villages of the project, Bonikro, Badoukro and Ekissi-Ho took place in the presence of the village chief's, those responsible for the sub-projects, as well as the parents of the children. After the welcoming speech by Ekissi-ho’s village chief, (the village host), the executive director of ICA-CI, Mr. Kouame K. Eugene, spoke of how happy he was for this gathering on behalf of the children at this time of the year.

For the occasion, Mr. Kambe Hideki, coordinator of ICA-Japan, disguised as Father Christmas, distributed gifts which gave much joy to the children - this in a magical atmosphere and in the presence of much moved parents. The Christmas tree, provided by CIA-CI, was much appreciated by the communities and the project beneficiaries, who also gave a warm welcome to ICA-CI staff.


The wishes expressed by the Ekissi-Ho and Badoukro‘s chiefs and residents, was that this event for the children and their parents should be supported and perpetuated in the coming years.


Special thanks were given to Mrs. Inagaki and the staff of ICA-Japan and to ICA-IC, whose idea it was to give a special Christmas party to the children this year. And a special thanks were addressed to the Japanese Government and His Excellency Kawamura, Ambassador of Japan in Côte d’Ivoire, for his support for all the actions undertaken by Japan for the beneficiaries of the reintegration project funded by his government in the region the Agnéby-Tiassa.

Cifts for the children