Agribusiness Development in the Region of Belier
Description

This BAD-funded project is under preparation and is targeting the central region. It aims to promote a sustainable increase in productivity for cash crops with high economic potential, with particular emphasis on young people, women, and PMEs. This project will be implemented through 3 components:

  1. Community infrastructure development;
  2. Development of high potential value chains;
  3. Support for adaptation to climate change.

4,400 producers (farmers, traders, etc.) will benefit from the project, including about 2,200 women. The increase in production should generate an additional income of about 2.2 million FCFA per year and per farm for rice producers, and 3 million FCFA for large producers.

Initiative Type
Regional Project
Initiative Status
In Preparation
Funding Source
BAD
Funding Amount
$135 Million
Partners
  • BAD
  • Belier Regional Council
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally
Agricultural Sector Support Project (PSAC)
Description

This project, financed by the World Bank to the tune of 25 billion FCFA, aims to strengthen the added value of export products, in close collaboration with the interprofessionals of Natural Rubber (APROMAC) and Palm Oil (AIPH), as well as with the Coffee Cocoa Council (CCC). Increasing the value added of export products is likely to result in greater stability of cocoa production, particularly in Classified Forests, and thereby contribute to creating a favorable environment for agroforestry contracting to enhance the effectiveness of the interventions of the projects of the PIF.

Initiative Type
National Project of Application to Belier
Initiative Status
In Progress
Funding Source
World Bank
Funding Amount
$50 Million
Partners
  • MINADER
  • WB
  • AFD
  • APROMAC
  • AIPH
  • CCC
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally
Certification Program: Greening the Cocoa Industry
Description

"Greening the Cocoa Industry" is a project initiated by Rainforest Alliance (RA) with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Its objective is to change production practices in cocoa-producing countries, as well as the management procedures of cocoa and chocolate companies, so that the industry is more actively involved in biodiversity conservation while contributing to the increase of the income of small producers, to ensure sustainable development of cocoa-culture.

Initiative Type
National Application Project at Cavally
Initiative Status
In Progress
Partners
  • UN-Environment
  • Rainforest Alliance
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally
Cocoa and Forest Initiative
Initiative Type
National Project of Application to Belier
Initiative Status
In Preparation
Partners
  • MINEF
  • World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)
  • The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally
Cocoa and Forest Initiative
Initiative Type
National Applicaiton Project at Cavally
Initiative Status
In Preparation
Partners
  • MINEF
  • World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)
  • The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally
Creation of Communal Forests in the Four Departmental Capitals (Toumodi, Djékanou, Tiébissou and Didiévi)
Description

This initiative is aimed at the construction of four forests of 5 hectares each near the towns of Toumodi, Djékanou, Tiébissou and Didiévi.

As a result of the initiative, the Region of Belier wants to regenerate the degraded vegetation cover and eventually reverse the negative effects of climate change. The Region of Belier wants to give these actions capital importance, as the protection and the respect of our environment daily deteriorates.

Initiative Type
Financial Initiative
Initiative Status
Achieved in 2015 and 2016
Funding Source
CR Belier
Funding Amount
$18,750 USD
Partners
  • CR Bélier
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally
Creation of Four Protected Forests in the Four Departments of the Belier Region
Description

This initiative aims to create new forest cover (reforestation).

As a result of the initiative, this project will allow the restoration of vegetation cover with a goal of (i) improving climatic conditions, (ii) reducing the emission of greenhouse gases including CO2, and (iii) improving the living conditions of producers of food and cash crops.

The Region of Belier, through this project, would like to take an active part in the global environmental protection initiative.

Initiative Type
Financial Initiative
Initiative Status
2018-2019-2020
Funding Source
CR Belier
Funding Amount
$149,837 USD
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally
National Interpretation Project of the RSPO Standard
Description

The objective of this initiative, funded by the Ivorian Government, is to achieve a national interpretation of the RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil) standard to facilitate the obtaining of RSPO certification by Ivorian palm oil producers. The first beneficiary of the project is the Interprofessional Association of the Palm Oil Industry (AIPH).

Initiative Type
National Application Project at Cavally
Initiative Status
In Progress
Funding Source
Ivorian Government
Partners
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER)
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally
Program for the Promotion of Agricultural Sectors and Biodiversity (PROFIAB)
Description

Initiated by GIZ, PROFIAB will support the development of a national policy for sustainable and biodiversity-friendly agriculture, which respects and preserves the last biosphere of Ivory Coast. It will support the development of the Agriculture and Environment sectors. The program aims, among other things, to encourage the people of the South-West region to exploit the economic potential and natural resources of the periphery of the Taï National Park (PNT) in a sustainable way while restoring and improving its biodiversity. As part of this project, training material on reforestation and sustainable forest management will be made available and used to carry out forest plantations in schools and for other activities of local populations.

Initiative Type
Regional Project
Initiative Status
In Progress
Partners
  • MINADER
  • GiZ
  • TNCI
  • Barry Callebaut
  • CIPEXI
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally
Project Vision for Change (V4C)
Description

The Vision for Change (V4C) project of the chocolate maker Mars, developed by the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) in the region of Soubré, aims to revitalize the cocoa industry by regenerating the old cocoa plantations by grafting in order to increase their productivity while limiting the expansion of plantations and diversifying farmers' incomes by promoting agroforestry.

Initiative Type
National Application Project at Cavally
Initiative Status
In Progress
Partners
  • MARS
  • ICRAF
  • ANADER
  • CNRA
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally
RSPO National Interpretation Project
Description

The objective of this initiative, funded by the Ivorian Government, is to achieve a national interpretation of the RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil) standard to facilitate the obtaining of RSPO certification by Ivorian palm oil producers. The first beneficiary of the project is the Interprofessional Association of the Palm Oil Industry (AIPH). The results of the project will provide lessons on the potential benefits of certification in other sectors where the FIP will operate, including the teak-related economic value chain or cocoa farms implementing agroforestry practices.

Initiative Type
National Project of Application to Belier
Initiative Status
In Progress
Funding Source
Ivorian Government
Partners
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER)
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally
Strengthening Multi-stakeholder Management of the Taï-Grebo-Krahn-Sapo Cross-Border Forest Landscape Between Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire
Description

Initiated by the GRASP / UNEP and the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF), then taken over by GIZ and KfW in addition to the GRASP-WCF initiative, the corridor project aims to link the forest of the Taï National Park in Ivory Coast and the SAPO Forest in Liberia. This initiative uses incentives for the preservation of the environment, including the Payment of Environmental Services, to encourage conservation and reforestation activities by the people. It involves regional planning, strengthening the capacity of the institutions responsible for managing natural resources in both countries, and the establishment of a sustainable financing mechanism for these interventions.

Initiative Type
Regional Project
Initiative Status
In Progress
Partners
  • GiZ
  • World Chimpanzee Foundation
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally
Support for initiatives focusing mainly on the creation of teak forests on relatively small areas
Initiative Type
Regional Project
Initiative Status
In Progress
Partners
  • CARE International
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally
Support for the development of rubber, teak, and cashew in the regions of Aries, Iffou and N'Zi
Initiative Type
Regional Project
Initiative Status
In Progress
Partners
  • Regional Council of Belier (CRB)
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally
Sustainable Landscape Initiative (ISLA)
Description

Developed by IDH, the Sustainable Landscapes Initiative (ISLA) aims to promote joint public and private investments to support landscapes and protect livelihoods and agricultural products, while preserving natural resources. The ISLA program therefore provides a meeting platform to facilitate public-private dialogue between the Government, the business sector, and local people.

Initiative Type
Regional Project
Initiative Status
In Progress
Partners
  • Ministry of Planning
  • IDH
Jurisdictions
Bélier Cavally