"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.
- Rainforest Alliance
- World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)
- The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)
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).
- Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER)
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.
- Barry Callebaut
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.
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.
- World Chimpanzee Foundation
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.
- Ministry of Planning