Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire

Official Name: Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Capital: Yamoussoukro
Independence Day: 7 August 1960
Currency: CFA franc (XOF)

Key Results

  • 4,080 women benefitted from two projects implemented in Côte d’Ivoire. The YEYA Agricultural Organisation supported rice production in the Bafing region and equipped and trained women in basic midwifery. It also supported 32 women’s groups engaged in traditional poultry farming and rice production. 32 community plots for rice cultivation were established, with a total of 20 hectares devoted to production.
  • 85 Million hectares of degraded and deforested land on the continent have been committed for restoration through the application of the restoration opportunities assessment methodology by 2030. To-date, Côte D’Ivoire has committed 5 million ha.
  • Côte d’Ivoire signed the CAADP Compact on July 2010 committing to prioritise agricultural transformation and development. The country has integrated CAADP principles and values into its National Agricultural Investment Plan (NAIP). The country is at an advanced stage in the implementation of the NAIP and NEPAD supported Côte d’Ivoire to conduct an Independent Technical Review (ITR). A public expenditure study on the country’s agricultural sector was also conducted.
  • According to the CAADP Biennial Review Report, the progress made is evidenced by: 100% completion of CAADP processes, 14% increase of agricultural value added per agricultural worker, 14% increase of agricultural value added for arable land, 14% annual growth of the agricultural value added (agricultural GDP) and 64% for inclusive institutionalized mechanisms for mutual accountability and peer review.
  • Côte d’Ivoire also received support to increase productivity and strengthen institutions and systems for fish production, processing and trade through research and pilot interventions. The interventions have also addressed the impact of fish smoking on women’s health.
  • The country is among 25 African States that received support from NEPAD for climate change response. Small-holder farmers received training in Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices and aquaculture. Policy makers were also sensitised on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices and aquaculture.
  • Côte d’Ivoire is expected to benefit from the Central African Interconnection Transmission Line Project which entails the construction of a 3,800 km transmission line system made up of four segments and spanning West, Central and Southern Africa.
  • The Abidjan-Lagos Coastal Corridor aims to modernise the most heavily travelled ARTIN corridor in West Africa (trade facilitation, One-Stop-Border-Posts, capacity enhancement and implementation of PPP)
  • The Praia-Dakar-Abidjan Multimodal Corridor aims to improve marine transport and the connection between island and mainland countries by creating a new maritime service between regional ports and facilitating this with a modern information system that links the maritime service with ports and road corridor in the Dakar-Abidjan Corridor.