Cote d'Ivoire map

Cote d'Ivoire is a country in western sub-Saharan Africa. It borders Liberia and Guinea in the west, Mali and Burkina Faso in the north, Ghana in the east, and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) in the south. The country lies between latitudes 4° and 11°N, and longitudes 2° and 9°W. Around 64.8% of the land is agricultural land. Arable land makes up 9.1% of land area, permanent pasture makes up 41.5%, and permanent crops occupies 14.2% of land area. The country is the world's largest exporter of cocoa beans. Water pollution is one of the biggest issues that the country is currently facing. (Wikipedia)

Quick Facts

Land use

Total land area
31,800,000 hectares
Area of forest
32.7% of land area
Area of agriculture
64.8% of land area
Area of permanent cropland
14.2% of land area


22.7 million
Population growth
2.4% annually
Rural population

Economics and development

GDP from agriculture
GDP per person
1398.70 USD

Climate change and biodiversity

CO2 emissions
0.40 metric tonnes per person
Threatened animal and plant species
Bonn Challenge Commitments
Goal year
Date committed
Area committed
5,000,000 hectares
Potential economic benefit
1,570 million USD
Potential climate benefit
0.47 GtCO2 sequestered
National Restoration Targets
Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) – FCPF
Readiness Preparation Proposal (2014)

Afforestation of savanna areas & enhancement of carbon stocks in degraded forests.Efforts to reforest savanna areas with species such as teak and cashew or other fast growing species should therefore be encouraged. This strategic option, instead of attacking directly the engines of deforestation, aims at one of the REDD-plus goals, namely increasing the forest cover and thus the forest carbon stocks through afforestation and restoration of degraded zones. It comprises an important dimension of “adaptation”, aimed at containing the expansion of droughts towards the south. (pg. 102)

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