Promoting zero-deforestation cocoa production for reducing emissions in Côte d’Ivoire (PROMIRE)

Promoting zero-deforestation cocoa production for reducing emissions in Côte d’Ivoire (PROMIRE)

Côte d’Ivoire has experienced one of the world’s fastest rates of deforestation and forest degradation. Agriculture contributes to 62 percent of deforestation, 38 percent of which is driven by cocoa production.

This project will implement zero-deforestation agroforestry models in three southern regions of Cote d'Ivoire to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by decoupling deforestation from cocoa production. Scaling up a previous pilot project that successfully promoted agroforestry schemes, PROMIRE will build institutional capacities to implement REDD+ at national and sub-national levels. Under this plan, farmers will be encouraged to carry out non-deforestation practices through the promotion of organic and fair-trade cocoa production. Their access to markets will also be strengthened. Data will be used to reduce emissions by implementing innovative, low-carbon land use models in 30 selected villages. 

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


31 Aug 2019 - 357 days

Concept note received

31 Aug 2019

Funding proposal received

09 Nov 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

26 Mar 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

11 May 2020

Cleared by iTAP

28 Jul 2020


21 Aug 2020 - 150 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

FAA executed

25 Aug 2020

Under implementation


One region

  • Africa

One country

One priority group

  • African States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

GrantUSD 10,000,000


Co-FinancingOtherUSD 1,200,000
Co-FinancingOtherUSD 0
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 554,000

GCF Contacts

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Phone +82 32 458 6157
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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
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Accredited Entity

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Mr Roberto Ridolfi
Assistant Director-General, Programme Support and Technical Cooperation Department
Phone +39 0657 0501 46
Mr. Alexander Jones
Director, Climate and Environment Division
Phone +39 0657 0523 31

National Designated Authority

Côte d'Ivoire

Directorate for the Fight against Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development

Mr. Kouadio Kumassi Philippe
Deputy Director of Climate Change
Cite Administrative, Plateau, Tour D, 10eme etage - 20 BP 650 Abidjan 20, Cote d'Ivoire