CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

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.

Cote D’Ivoire

Cote D’Ivoire

CIFOR-ICRAF established its office in Abidjan in 2010. The main research areas in Côte d’Ivoire include development of sustainable and profitable  tree crops value chains, restoration of agricultural and forest landscapes, and the promotion of climate-smart cropping practices for resilient livelihoods and farming systems. Through a public–private partnership with key cocoa industry stakeholders including Mars Wrigley, Unilever, Cémoi, Cargill, Conseil Café Cacao, and the ministries in charge of agriculture and forestry, CIFOR-ICRAF works at the forefront of the transformational change of cocoa and forest landscapes. We are also developing and refining the most effective ways to revitalize the country’s cocoa sector along with forest resources.  

Recent activities have targeted the restoration of cashew landscapes for resilient productivity, as well as the economic, social and ecological sustainability of tree crop value chains. CIFOR-ICRAF also supports capacity strengthening of national stakeholders to scale up tree-based nature solutions through the promotion of profitable and sustainable agroforestry systems.  


Christophe Kouamé

Country Director, Côte d’Ivoire and Convenor, Humid West Africa


  • Agence Nationale d’Appui au Développement Rural (ANADER)
  • BarryCallbaut/Saco
  • Centre National de Recherche Agronomique (CNRA)
  • Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG)
  • Conseil du Café et du Cacao (CCC)
  • CSRS
  • Ecole National Supérieure de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée (ENSEA)
  • Fonds Interprofessionnel pour la Recherche et le Conseil Agricoles (FIRCA)
  • Institut Polytechnique Houphouët Boigny de Yamoussoukro (INPHB)
  • Le Conseil du Coton et de l'Anacarde (CCA)
  • MARS Wrigley Inc.
  • Ministère de l'Agriculture et du Développement Rural (MINADER)
  • Ministère des Eaux et Forêts (MINEF)
  • OIPR
  • Universities (Université Félix Houphouët Boigny, Université Nangui Abrogoua, Université Jean Lorougnon Guédé, Université Alassane Ouattara, Queensland University (Australia), University of Arizona, Université Laval)
  • West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE)

Contact us

Christophe Kouamé
Country Director and Convenor, Humid West Africa
7ème Tranche, 08 BP 2823 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Tel: +225 27 22 50 92 40
Email: icraf.cdi@cifor-icraf.org