PRO-PLANTEURS - Baseline Study: Improving the livelihoods of local cocoa-producing families

January 2016
March 2016
Project cost
4 000 €
Role in the project
Cocoa expertise


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Market



Main goals

With 33% of world production, Ivory Coast is the world's largest exporter of cocoa PRO-PLANTEURS is a project initiated by the GIZ, with financial support from international partners of the confectionery industry (GISCO) and national support from the Ministry of Agriculture of Ivory Coast. It is implemented in partnership with the Ivorian government within the framework of the Coffee - Cocoa Council.

Specific objectives

The project’s objective is to improve the livelihoods of local cocoa-producing families in Ivory Coast (20,000 producers)


This study aims to assess the living and income conditions of farmers groups in eastern Ivory Coast, in order to have an estimate of the current situation and strategic measures to improve small farmers’ living conditions and to identify the hurdles and development opportunities


Considering these objectives and values, the project has identified a set of specific indicators and performance objectives to achieve before its closure in 2019. The baseline study was commissioned to achieve two main goals:
R1. Establish a set of valid data and target values for farmers’ livelihoods in terms of yield, income, nutrition, state of diversification, participation in structures of the formal sector, and other elements disaggregated by sex and age
R2. Provide guidance on the strategic options of the PRO-PLANTEURS project. The study’s results should be used to support the consolidation and / or realignment process of the project’s focus and scope
R3. The results of this study will be used to guide the PRO-PLANTEURS project through the development of its performance measurement system for the next five years, as well as to define a baseline on which the project’s achievements and improvements will ultimately be validated.


A1. Strengthen the technical, financial and management capacities of agricultural cooperatives
A2. Improve productivity and quality of cocoa produced and exploited by project beneficiaries
A3. Diversify cocoa production and sources of income for families
A4. Capitalize and share good practices and lessons learned
A5. Promote gender equality and youth participation throughout the project

Related people


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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