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Bélier, Côte d’Ivoire: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance

Bélier, Côte d’Ivoire: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance
  • Part of former “cocoa belt” productive area in central Côte d’Ivoire, exploited & overused to the point of decimation & loss of agricultural productivity
  • Land cover comprised of non-native savanna, secondary semi-deciduous forests, & agricultural lands with high reforestation potential
  • Emergence of cashew nut cultivation encourages landowners to actively prevent & fight fires – the main driver of forest degradation
  • Various small & medium-scale projects under development target local communities (LC), especially youth & women
  • Pilot region for national Forest Investment Program (FIP) project to implement the new National Forest Policy, selected for high deforestation rate & emigration of cocoa producers
  • Member of the Assembly of Regions & Districts of Côte d’Ivoire (ARDCI) – multi-level collaboration forum for representation of regions & districts in national & international contexts

Authors: Solano, D.; Simonet, G.; Peteru, S.

Topic: deforestation, livelihoods, sustainable development, policy, climate change

Geographic: Côte d'Ivoire

Pages: 2p

Publisher: California, USA; Bogor, Indonesia; Boulder, Colorado, Earth Innovation Institute (EII), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF)

Publication Year: 2018

Source: C. Stickler et al. (Eds.) The State of Jurisdictional Sustainability.

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