SAFLIN - Feasibility study for the design of an agroforestry and carbon pilot project of the Lindt agricultural program in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire

December 2023
August 2024
Project cost
94 000 €
Role in the project
Agroforestry and carbon expertise


Côte d’Ivoire Ghana


Agroforestry Biodiversity Climate Degradation-Restoration Forest REDD+ Remote sensing



Main goals

As part of the Lindt Climate Commitment, the company has assessed its carbon footprint and wants to commit to reducing it; and agroforestry has been identified as a major lever of this strategy. It is therefore a question of designing an agroforestry pilot project which will be evaluated according to the Golden Standard Scope 3, by studying (i) the efforts already undertaken to promote the agroforestry transition of suppliers, (ii) the carbon sequestration of plots of cocoa agroforestry practices and (iii) recommendations for a program establishing favorable conditions for farmers to adopt agroforestry practices

Specific objectives

SO1. Get an overview of the project structure, stakeholders, their roles and responsibilities
SO2. Develop a system to encourage farmers to agroforestry including the implementation of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)
SO3. Propose a monitoring and reporting plan
SO4. Identify an agroforestry exploitation model
SO5. Establish a carbon monitoring model and analyze it
SO6. Define a project schedule and budget

Related people

Value chain project manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Léo Godard

Agronomist with a degree from the French National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering of Toulouse (INP ENSAT), he works on the analysis of agroindustrial projects and provide consultancy for promoters and investors of agro value chains. He also provides technical assistance and consultancy for small to large scale agricultural to switch to organic or regenerative practices

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Project Manager / France

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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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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Project Manager / Forest & REDD + / France

Marie Nourtier

PhD in Forest sciences conducted at INRA Avignon, EMMAH research lab, she brings her expertise in forest ecology, support for REDD+ mechanism and carbon accounting, Environmental and social impact assessment of projects, project management and supervision of technical work

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Project manager / Forest & REDD+ / Côte d'Ivoire

Renaud Lapeyre

PhD in environmental and development economics (ENS Cachan, University of Versailles St Quentin-en-Yvelines), he is expert in conservation finance, including through ecotourism and innovative financial mechanisms (PES), and he specialised in international cooperation programs. He worked several years in Namibia, Morocco, and Kenya. In 2012, he joined Iddri (SciencesPo Paris) as senior researcher in biodiversity economics, before joining WWF France in 2017, as a manager for public sector partnerships

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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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Matthieu Tiberghien

Holder of a Master's degree in Management from the Paris-Dauphine University and a Master in "Social Policies and Planning in developing Countries" from the London School of Economics, he brings his expertise in project building and project management in renewable energy, REDD+, technical engineering, economic and financial due diligence, business development, strategic partnerships, fundraising and human ressources management

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