Cocoa Life In Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire is the world's largest producer of cocoa (the second largest is Ghana and the third largest is Indonesia). Cocoa Life has been active in Côte d'Ivoire since 2013. Here, 55,312 farmers participate in Cocoa Life, across 1,040 communities.

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Côte d'Ivoire
côte d'ivoire
55,312
Farmers currently participating in Cocoa Life
Cocoa Life active in country since
2013
1,040
Cocoa Life communities
7
Cocoa Life origin team members
CONSEIL DU CAFÉ-CACAO
Cocoa Life's government partner
Côte d'Ivoire

"Farmers need updated skills and access to inputs, including fertilizers and pesticides to be able to produce more and better. We believe that through the Cocoa Life program we will improve community empowerment. We need to change farmer’s conception that they cannot develop themselves without external support."

Mbalo Ndiaye, Cocoa Life’s Country Lead for Côte d’Ivoire

M. Ndiaye

2019 CôTE D’IVOIRE PROGRESS DASHBOARD

This dashboard demonstrates the scale achieved by the end of 2019 and how Cocoa Life is making progress in its key cocoa origin countries. Cocoa Life monitors the below indicators under three areas of intervention, which we put in place with our partners.

Sustainable cocoa farming businesses
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Farmers trained, coached or having a farm development plan on Good Agricultural Practices
55,312
Cocoa seedlings distributed
1,893,084
Nurseries
0
Cocoa-farming demonstration plots
137
Youth trained on cocoa-related enterprises1
214

1. Youth is the age range from 18-35 in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire, and 15-24 in Indonesia. 
Cocoa communities are empowered and inclusive
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Communities with a CODEC and Community Action Plan activated2
867
CAP projects completed in communities
884
Community members trained on gender awareness
11,154
Village Savings and Loan Associations operational
773
Community members who participate in VSLAs
59,170
VSLAs linked to finance institutions
27
Community members trained on financial literacy
10,203
Community members trained on business management
3,782
Community members involved in additional Income Generating Activities
4,365
Community members and farmers educated on issues of child labor and forced child labor
12,043
Communities with Child Protection Committees
66
Communities with a Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System or equivalent
0

2. A committee elected by the communtiy develops and presents the plans. 
Forests are conserved & restored
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Community members & farmers trained on Good Environmental Practices
16,085
Economic shade trees distributed
176,161
Farms mapped & monitored
38,530
About the Dashboard
Cocoa Life routinely collects monitoring data from our partners as part of the ongoing review of program performance at the local level, so we can apply learnings to improve program outcomes in the future.