The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) confirms closure by end of 2020.

Lamisse Kandil

Director-general, ICON

Lamisse Kandil




The Innovative Cooperative for Optimal Nutrition (ICON) was launched in March 2018 in Burkina Faso by 16 Ashoka fellows, with the aim of supporting the consumption, production and trade of local, highly nutritious food products through a new collective brand. Its Director General Lamisse Kandil looks back at the efforts made to establish the ICON Africa label as a guarantee of health and nutritional quality and a model for sustainable development.