Laws, Policies and Strategies

Strategies and Policies

Strategic Plan of Development of the Region of Belier (2014-2018) - This plan is a planning tool that identifies all of the economic and social sectors of the Region, identifies the major issues, establishes the priority needs, and defines the strategic orientations of the axes of development of the Region for the current period of 2014 to 2018.

Triennial Program 2018-2020 - For the next three years, this tool plans the priority development actions of the Region according to budget availability. The creation of protected forests is thus planned.

Partnership Agreement between BICICI and the Belier Region Council - An agreement between the Region and a private banking structure has been signed for the creation of an arboretum of 4 hectares that serves as a biological reserve of "reference" for the discovery, the ecological tourism, and the promotion of the environmental education and sustainable development.

These strategies and policies, listed above, do not concern REDD + and do not meet the needs of the region, for lack of significant funding. The Regional Council of Belier must update its Regional Development Plan (2014-2018) and this project will be an opportunity to introduce the elements of the field of REDD + and climate change into its design.

National Development Plan (PND 2016-2020)

National Agricultural Investment Program Phase 2 (PNIA 2018-2025)

National Action Program for the Environment (PNAE)

National Strategy for Fighting against Climate Change 2012

Declaration of Land Policy

Nationally Determined Contributions (CDN) of Ivory Coast

The Decentralization Policy of Ivory Coast organizes the national territory in 2 Autonomous Districts, 31 Regions, 108 Departments, 510 Sub-prefectures,

The National REDD + Strategy is to be implemented in all regions of the country, taking into account the elements considered in the REDD + tools put in place at national level including reference level of emissions for forests, system of information on safeguards, and national forest monitoring system.


Law no. 96-766 10/3/1996 - Environmental Code

Law no. 98-750 12/23/1998 modified by Law no. 2004-412 8/14/2014 - Relative to the Rural Land Domain

Law no. 2014-427 7/14/2014 - Forest Code

Law no. 2015-537 7/20/2015 - Agriculture Orientation in Ivory Coast

Institutional Framework

All Ministries and structures, below, have local directorates or representations.

The Ministry of Water and Forests is responsible for the management of water and forests at the national level. This Ministry manages the state's rural forest estate.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is in charge of the state's agriculture and rural development policy. He manages the rural land.

The Ministry of Health, Environment and Sustainable Development is in charge, at the national level, of the policy of the environment and sustainable development. SEP-REDD + is under the supervision of this Ministry.

The Ministry of Animal and Fisheries Resources is in charge of the national policy of animal and fish resources.

The Ministry of the Interior and Security is in charge of the administrative and security management policy of the country.

The Ivorian Office of Parks and Reserves (OIPR) manages the parks and reserves of the Ivorian State.

The Forest Development Corporation (SODEFOR) manages the permanent forest estate of the State.

Zoning and Spatial Planning

The Region of Belier is comprised of two economic and ecological zones:

  1. The southern zone is composed of two departments (i) Toumodi and (ii) Jekanou. In this zone, coffee, cocoa, rubber and palm oil are cultivated. Rainfall in this area is higher than in the north.
  2. The northern zone is composed of two departments (i) Tiébissou and (ii) Didiévi, and is less watered. The vegetation of this zone is the savannah. The main activity is the cashew nut.
Engagement and Participation with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities