Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

Eight years after the post-election crisis and despite relative stability favoured by economic growth, the situation in Côte d’Ivoire remains fragile due to ongoing insurrections and mutinies between security forces and demobilized soldiers. Many human rights issues that have exacerbated the crises of 2010 and 2011 have yet to been resolved, including repression against dissidents, mistreatments and poor prison conditions. This aggravates political disputes and tensions between community members. With the 2020 presidential elections approaching, the human rights situation is likely to deteriorate as a result of political instability.

Agriculture is a major driver of economic growth in Côte d’Ivoire – one of the top exporters of cocoa – and two-thirds of Ivorian households earn a living from it. The 2018 agricultural season was characterized by timely and well-distributed rainfall as well as continued Government support through free/subsidized delivery of seeds and tools. However, deep socio-economic inequalities still linger, affecting the food security of the most vulnerable households. According to the latest Cadre Harmonisé analysis (March 2019), about 34 700 people are estimated to be severely food insecure (March–May 2019) – up from a non-food insecure population reported in the previous analysis in November 2017. This figure is projected to increase to about 59 030 people in June–August 2019 if mitigation measures are not taken.

Enhancing agricultural production

FAO’s objective is to contribute to transforming agriculture into a productive and income-generating sector that should enable the country to progress towards sustainable, inclusive agriculture, as a driver of industrial transformation. FAO is providing agricultural kits, trainings and supporting the Government so that farming families do not miss any planting seasons. FAO is working on three main priorities:

  • Improving the productivity and resilience of agro-forestry-pastoral and fishery activities, including the promotion of climate-smart agriculture and the scaling up of technical innovations and pathways of intensification and diversification.
  • Enhancing the competitiveness of value chains and promoting effective and inclusive healthy diets to reduce poverty and malnutrition and ensure inclusive growth in rural areas, while managing post-harvest losses.
  • Supporting the formulation, implementation and monitoring of national policies, plans and programmes to improve the enabling environment for food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture.

Reliable information on everything from how crops are faring to malnutrition levels in a community is crucial for timely decision-making. FAO is supporting the country to carry out crop assessments and monitor its food security situation, using analytical tools like the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification and Dynamic Atlas, a software tool to collect and distribute spatial information. FAO also co-leads the Food Security Cluster, working to ensure better coordination among partners in responding to Côte d’Ivoire’s food needs.

Controlling transboundary animal diseases

FAO animal health is building capacity to prevent, detect and respond to disease threats. Activities are implemented by FAO’s Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) in Côte d'Ivoire and 34 other countries. Many communities rely on animals for their livelihoods as well as their food security and nutrition. When diseases jump from animals to humans they can spread around the world in a matter of hours or days, posing a threat to global health security. FAO is working to reduce the impact of animal diseases on lives and livelihoods, and helping to stop emergence and spread of potential pandemics at source.

 

More about the country

 - See the differences between the two analysis moving the slider. Projected food insecurity situation in the Sahel and West Africa: as for June-August 2019 over 10.6 million ...read more
19/04/2019
 - Food insecurity situation in the Sahel and West Africa: as for March-May 2019. The Cadre Harmonisé analysis covers 18 countries of the region: Benin, Burkina Faso, ...read more
01/04/2019
 - See the differences between the two analysis moving the slider. Projected food insecurity situation in the Sahel and West Africa: as for June-August 2018 over 10.6 million ...read more
17/04/2018
 - See the differences between the two analysis moving the slider. Food insecurity situation in the Sahel and West Africa: as for March-May 2018 over 7.1 million people ...read more
06/04/2018
 - See the differences between the two analysis moving the slider. Projected food insecurity situation in the Sahel and West Africa: as for June-August 2017 over 13.8 million ...read more
17/05/2017
 - Food insecurity situation in the Sahel and West Africa: as for March-May 2017 over 9.6 million people are in phase Crisis and above (CH phase 3, ...read more
29/03/2017
 - See the differences between the two analysis moving the slider. Food insecurity situation in the Sahel and West Africa for October-December 2016. The Cadre Harmonisé analysis covers 17 ...read more
09/10/2016
 - See the differences between the two analysis moving the slider. Food insecurity situation in the Sahel and West Africa for August 2016. The Cadre Harmonisé analysis covers 17 ...read more
16/09/2016
 - Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have ...read more
29/07/2016
 - Food insecurity situation in the Sahel and West Africa for March-May 2016. The Cadre Harmonisé analysis covers 17 countries of the region: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, ...read more
15/03/2016