From The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2020
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Côte d’Ivoire’s agriculture sector is both a key driver of the economy and a primary player in global markets for goods such as cocoa and rubber. Indeed, owing to its fertile land, the West African country has established itself as a major exporter of a wide range of raw agricultural products. At the same time, the government aims to secure the sector’s economic and environmental sustainability through measures such as expanding local processing to capture greater value added and combatting deforestation. Moreover, financing for these initiatives is likely to grow in the medium to long term, building on the sector’s economic potential. These efforts will create opportunities for investors to leverage higher output levels and will help boost the contribution of agriculture to the economy. This chapter contains an interview Françoise Mariame Koné Bédié, CEO, Professional Group of Exporters of Coffee and Cocoa.