Côte d'Ivoire Agriculture

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Implemented in November 2011 under the auspices of the sector’s new regulatory body, the Coffee Cocoa Council (Conseil du Café-Cacao, CCC), the cocoa reforms sought to address arguably the largest obstacle to local production: price insecurity for farmers. The enforcement of a minimum 60% cost, insurance and freight (CIF) price for farmers has...

Can cocoa processing in Côte d’Ivoire be increased?

Under the guidance of the newly established regulator, the Cotton and Cashew Council (Conseil du Coton et de l’Anacarde, CCA), the two dominant crops of northern Côte d’Ivoire are projected to expand rapidly over the next several years to meet government objectives for production and processing. Growth in the cashew and cotton sectors will be...

What can be done to increase palm oil processing?

Chapter | Agriculture from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2015

Agriculture is one of the most important drivers of growth in the Ivorian economy in terms of revenues, employment and value-added activities. Contributing 22% to GDP, the sector accounts for at least 50% of exports and provides jobs to 60-70% of the population, according to the World Bank. Fertile land and favourable weather conditions enabled the country to become one of the most successful...

A heavyweight within the West African Economic and Monetary Union, accounting for 35% of the eight-member region’s GDP, Côte d’Ivoire’s growth is a bellwether for Francophone West Africa. An ambitious government spending programme and a range of pro-business reforms are set to boost economic activity going forward.

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