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)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 21 Aug 2020 at B.26
  • Est. completion 19 Feb 2026
  • ESS Category Category C

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 - 183 days

Approved by GCF Board

21 Aug 2020

FAA executed

25 Aug 2020

Under implementation

19 Feb 2021 - 1,224 days so far

FAA effective

19 Feb 2021

Disbursement - USD 1,653,226

19 Mar 2021

Disbursement - USD 2,442,230

14 Dec 2022

To be completed

19 Feb 2026 - 604 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

One priority group

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

GCF financing41% disbursed

GrantUSD 10,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 10,000,000


Co-FinancingOtherUSD 1,200,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 554,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 1,754,000

GCF Contacts

General media inquiries

GCF Communications
Send e-mail

Request for information

GCF Information Disclosure
Request information about this project

Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
File a complaint

Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6714 (KST)
Send e-mail

Accredited Entity

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Ms. Elizabeth A. Bechdol

Deputy Director-General
Phone +39 06 57051800
Ms. Maria Helena Semedo

Deputy Director-General
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Côte d'Ivoire
Minister's Office, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Mr. Marcel YAO Primary
Public Policy, Climate Change and Ecological Transition Expert / Technical Advisor to the Minister in charge of International Cooperation and Resource Mobilization
Cite Administrative, Plateau, Tour D, 10eme etage - 20 BP 650 Abidjan 20, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Phone (225) 0707791504 / 2720239900
Mr. Kouadio Philippe Secondary
Deputy Director of Climate Change
Cite Administrative, Plateau, Tour D, 10eme etage - 20 BP 650 Abidjan 20, Cote d'Ivoire