PAP-Bio Comoé - Sustainable, participatory and integrated management of the peripheral territories of the Comoé National Park

January 2020
September 2023
Project cost
2 220 000 €
Role in the project


Côte d’Ivoire


Organic Agriculture Spatial Planning Biodiversity Degradation-Restoration Forest


Cashew Shea Honey Rice


Main goals

Promote an endogenous, inclusive and sustainable economic development of the peripheral areas of the Comoé National Park, mainly Mont-Tingui

Specific objectives

At the regional level: Strengthen concerted management of natural resources through the establishment of a structured dialogue between stakeholders: public institutions, sectoral associations, traditional authorities, local communities, private sector.
At the village level: Accompany local villages in the elaboration and implementation of harmonious and inclusive Local Development Plans (LDPs), based on official boundaries.
At the farm level: Improve the social and economic development of natural and human resources to increase the resilience of populations to climate change.


The biodiversity of Mount Tingui and Comoé National Park (PNC)
The Regional Council of Tchologo
3,000 agro-pastoral households Decentralized Technical Services (STD) agents, elected officials, customary authorities and civil society organizations


Elaboration of the Regional Plan for Territorial Development and Planning (SRADT) of Tchologo in close collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Development.

  • Mobilization and sensitization of key actors and populations
  • Territorial diagnosis
  • Scenario and vision building
  • Elaboration of the priority programme and updating of the Strategic Development Plan (SDP)

Delimitation of Village Territories, elaboration and start of implementation of Local Development Plans

  • Delimitation of Village Territories under the supervision of the Rural Land Agency (AFOR)
  • Participatory elaboration of Local Development Plans (LDPs)
  • Start of implementation of LDPs through a call for local projects financed by the project
  • Establishment of a sustainable financing mechanism (decentralised taxation) dedicated to the implementation of the LDPs beyond the terms of the project

Development of Income Generating Activities (IGAs) to reduce the pressure on the biodiversity zone of Mont-Tingui and on the NPC.

  • Training in agro-ecologically intensive production and support for sustainable supply chains (organic and fair trade certification of cashew nut and shea butter supply chains).
  • Support for the livestock sector by securing livestock tracks, building agro-pastoral facilities (water points, grazing areas and rest areas, night parks) and supporting local veterinary services.
  • Strengthening public-private partnerships, in particular with N'Zi River Lodge, for the ecotourism development of the area.

Related people

Project Coordinator / Côte d'Ivoire

Denis Méa

Holder of a Master 2 in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, Denis joined Nitidæ Côte d'Ivoire in December 2016 to supervise land use planning activities (development of local development plans) and land tenure security for the REDD + Project. of soul. He is now the manager of the PAP-Bio Comoé project.

Responsable administrative et financière / Côte d'Ivoire

Emmanuella Adoh

Holder of a license in accounting and financial sciences and techniques from ESCAE (Niamey), Emmanuella joined the team of Nitidæ Côte d'Ivoire in November 2018 as accounting assistant for the Agrovalor project. She is now based in Ferkéssédougou and holds the post of administrative and financial manager of the PAP-BIO Comoé project

Country representative in Côte d'Ivoire

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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Agricultural and Local Development Animator / Côte d'Ivoire

Nanga Ouattara

Holder of a University Diploma of Technology in agro-pastoral management, Nanga first developed the family farm before working as a farm supervisor of vegetable growers associations in Sinfra and joining the REDD + project team of the Mé in January 2017. He is now mobilized as Agricultural Animator and Local Development within the framework of the PAP-Bio Comoé project.

Monitoring and evaluation / Forest & REDD + / Côte d'Ivoire

Foungnigué Mathias Sorho

He holds a Master in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems and a certificate in monitoring and evaluation of projects/programs, he held various positions related to spatial database management, analysis and processing of satellite images, cartographic production and project monitoring.

Agricultural and Local Development Animator / Côte d'Ivoire

Hartmann Monda

Holder of a BTS Management of Agricultural Holdings, Hartmann joined Nitidæ Côte d'Ivoire in 2018 and mainly brings his expertise on the implementation of the various measures accompanying the REDD+ Project of the Mé He is now mobilized as Agricultural Animator and Local Development within the framework of the PAP-Bio Comoé project.

Associate Expert

Soungari Sekongo

Engineer in Tropical Agronomy from the CIED, option "plant production", he brings his expertise in agricultural markets analysis, advising-supporting actors, vegetable production and supporting professional agricultural organizations (management, capacity building)

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Field facilitator / Agriculture & Market / Côte d'Ivoire

Kevin Boni

Graduated with a master's degree in Management of Agropastoral Companies and Organizations; a Degree in Economics and Agropastoral Management from the Institute of Agro-Pastoral Management at the University of Korhogo (Côte d'Ivoire). He brought his expertise as a Technician, Advisor, Trainer in various agricultural structures. Today, he brings his experience as a Facilitator of Agricultural and Local Development within the framework of the PAP Bio project

Field animator / Agriculture & Market / Côte d'Ivoire

Nancy Bla

Graduated with an Advanced Technician Certificate in Tropical Agriculture, a certificate of completion of the Cashew Master Training Program. She stands out in the organization, advice, training, support and monitoring of the agricultural sector. Today, she brings her expertise as a Local Agricultural Development Facilitator as part of the PAP BIO project

Agricultural and Local Development Coordinator / Agriculture & Market / Côte d'Ivoire

Djédou Jean-Jacques Tano

Graduated with a higher technician's certificate in tropical agriculture and cooperation from the Institut National de Formation Professionnelle Agricole of Côte-d’Ivoire, a bachelor's degree in Food Science and Technology from Nangui-Abrogoua University in Abidjan. He brings his expertise as an agronomist technician for sustainable cocoa farming to producer cooperatives, as a mentor-coach to groups of horticulture producers and cashew producer cooperatives. He is particularly involved in the PAP-Bio Comoé project.

Project Manager

Noémie Rullier

Holder of an Engineering diploma in Agronomy, specializing in Sustainable agricultural & Agri-Food systems for the South, from Montpellier SupAgro- Institut des Régions Chaudes (IRC), she brings her expertise to support technical changes and development processes in rural area; to support farm advisory, training engineering and plant biology research

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Project officer

Charlotte Hemingway

She holds an engineering diploma (specialisation in Agricultural Development) from AgroParisTech Engineering school and studied Human Geography and Management of Protected Areas at the University Pontificia Catolica of Santiago de Chile. She joined Nitidæ in may 2019. She worked on agricultural development issues in dryland areas and on conflicts between agriculture, pastoralism and conservation in Kenya. She uses her systemic approach and provides her field expertise to carry out agrarian diagnoses of some of Nitidæ’s areas of intervention.

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Project coordinator / Agriculture & Market / Côte d'Ivoire

Silvia Rizzotto

A Master’s graduate in humanitarian action and human rights from Sciences Po Paris, specialised in agroecology at AgroParisTech, she joined Nitidæ Côte d’Ivoire in March 2020. She brings her expertise in project management, partnerships and transition towards agroecology and organic farming. She worked on agriculture and food-related public policies as well as on farmers’ access to market

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Cédric Rabany

Holder of a Master of Science, "Agricultural Engineer and territories development" from the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture (ISARA Lyon), he brings his expertise in agro-food/agricultural sectors' analysis and development, strengthening of supplychain actors (producers, private/public actors, agro-food industries...), socio-economic analysis of agricultural chains and his great knowledge of companies in these markets

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Vayanga Soumahoro

After working as a courier driver for the Agrovalor Project (Bouaké), Vayanga is now based in Ferkéssédougou as a courier driver for the PAP-Bio Comoé project.