Côte d'Ivoire Agriculture

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Côte d’Ivoire has seen rapid growth since a decade-long bout of civil unrest ended in 2011, registering an average GDP growth rate of 9.3% in the five years to 2016. By far the biggest economy in the UEMOA and the third largest in ECOWAS, the IMF expects GDP expansion in the West African nation to be sustained, forecasting growth of above 7% through to 2019.

La Côte d’Ivoire et le Ghana se sont entendus pour créer une instance commune du cacao visant à renforcer leur coopération en faveur de ce poste de recettes stratégique, qui a été lourdement affecté par la chute prolongée des cours mondiaux.

 

Côte d’Ivoire is West Africa’s second-largest palm oil producer after Nigeria and eighth largest overall. After annual production fell from 415,900 tonnes in 2010 to 360,000 in 2012, the country has successfully stabilised its annual production at around 400,000 tonnes per year, with local news reporting that the industry is worth CFA550bn (€...

 

For more than two decades Côte d’Ivoire has been the world’s largest cocoa producer, recording a 20% production surge in 2014 to reach 1.7m tonnes, or 40% of the global supply. Cocoa and processed bean exports comprised 26% of total exports in 2013, or 34% if oil and gas are excluded, and account for 15% of annual GDP, according to a BBC...

 

Agriculture has been the largest single economic growth driver in Côte d’Ivoire in the years following independence, supported by a diverse selection of cash crop offerings that have benefitted from strong government support and promotion, fertile land, a favourable climate and growing conditions, and abundant water resources. The country is...

 

Among its many high-value cash crops, Côte d’Ivoire’s cashew sector stands out as particularly high-potential, with the country reaching record production in 2015, beating India to become the world’s top exporter. Bolstered by rising global demand and strong market prices, the sector is set for another strong year in 2017 as the government...

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