LABELIVOIRE - Make accessible to all, quality products guaranteed by an Ivorian agro-ecological and/or organic PGS label

October 2020
September 2023
Project cost
95 000 €
Role in the project
Coordination, value-chain, certification


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Organic Agriculture Agroecology Climate Market

Main goals

An Ivorian agro-ecological and/or organic label, good products for all!

Specific objectives

SO1. Respond to consumer demand for quality local products by structuring and developing the offer around an agro-ecological and/or organic label recognized by Ivorian institutions
SO2. Broad awareness of agroecology, organic farming and healthy eating


The priority targets are located at each end of the supply chain, namely:

  • Producers (mainly fruits and vegetables) already engaged (or likely to engage quickly) in agro-ecological and / or organic production
  • End consumers, frequenting GMD networks or traditional local markets


R1. Demand (current and future) and supply of local agro-ecological and/or organic products is characterized, the diversity of cultivation practices is described
R2. The agro-ecological and/or organic label of Côte d'Ivoire is co-constructed with all stakeholders, recognized by the supervisory institutions and secured by a Participatory Guarantee System
R3. The number of producers engaged in an agroecological and/or organic production process has increased and can rely on an expanded supply in terms of agroecological and/or organic inputs
R4. The general public (from producers to consumers) is made aware of the challenges of agroecology and/or organic farming and healthy food


A1. Characterization of current and future demand for local agro-ecological and/or organic products
A2. Characterization of the current supply of local agro-ecological and/or organic products and description of the diversity of cultivation practices
A3. Co-construction of the agro-ecological and/or organic label of Côte d'Ivoire with all stakeholders, secured by a Participatory Guarantee System (in particular: development of agro-ecological specifications and/or organic (the standard), development of a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) and development of a communication plan)
A4. Recognition by Ivorian supervisory institutions Supervisory ministries, MINADER, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MCI) and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD)
A5. Support for producers in an agro-ecological and/or organic production process
A6. Development of the supply of agro-ecological and/or organic inputs
A7. Mass awareness (from producers to consumers) of the challenges of agroecology and/or organic farming and healthy food

Published article :
In the Ivory Coast, favour local and sustainable consumption

"With the emergence of a new middle class in large cities like Abidjan, demand is changing and encouraging more sustainable market garden production. Thus, many producers are turning to agro-ecological, organic or sustainable practices."

- French Committee for International Solidarity

Related people

Project Manager for Territorial Planning and Monitoring-Evaluation / Agriculture & Market / Côte d'Ivoire

Oum Koulthoum Abdou

An agronomist engineer by training (INPHB of Yamoussoukro), she joined Nitidae in 2020 for a position as coordinator of the Labelivoire project, a project which set up an organic SPG label (participatory guarantee system) on fresh products for local consumption (market gardener and food grower). The project ends in 2023. She currently holds the position of Territorial Planning (AT) and Monitoring-Evaluation (SE) project manager on a payment for environmental service project on Cocoa (2023-2026).

Project Manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Benjamin Garnier

Agricultural Engineer, specialised in "quality of the environment and resources management", from the French National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering of Toulouse (INP ENSAT). He brings his expertise in feasibility studies for investment funds, agricultural markets studies and analysis of value chains

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