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CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

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  • Part of former “cocoa belt” productive area in central Côte d’Ivoire, exploited & overused to the point of decimation & loss of agricultural productivity
  • Land cover comprised of non-native savanna, secondary semi-deciduous forests, & agricultural lands with high reforestation potential
  • Emergence of cashew nut cultivation encourages landowners to actively prevent & fight fires – the main driver of forest degradation
  • Various small & medium-scale projects under development target local communities (LC), especially youth & women
  • Pilot region for national Forest Investment Program (FIP) project to implement the new National Forest Policy, selected for high deforestation rate & emigration of cocoa producers
  • Member of the Assembly of Regions & Districts of Côte d’Ivoire (ARDCI) – multi-level collaboration forum for representation of regions & districts in national & international contexts

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    Solano, D.; Simonet, G.; Peteru, S.




    deforestation, livelihoods, food security, sustainable development, policy, climate change


    Côte d'Ivoire

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