The PROFIT project is a 3-year pilot project (January 2021-December 2023) that will be implemented in 3 villages in the Autonomous District of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire. It aims to strengthen family farming and the local attiéké industry, and is based on 4 axes: promotion of agroecological practices, support to agro-processing, implementation of territory projects, communication and capitalization.
The French NGO Agrisud International has been conducting agricultural development projects in the South for 30 years. Its mission is to help poor populations move from precariousness to autonomy, by accompanying very small family farming enterprises (VSEs) to improve their productivity, their economic viability, their sustainability and their resilience, through an approach centered on the triptych Enterprise / Agro-ecology / Territory.
- 2 territorial projects for the preservation and promotion of agriculture are designed and co-managed by multi-stakeholder consultation forums.
- 100 family farms producing cassava and vegetables improve their agro-environmental and socio-economic performance
- 60 artisanal units and 2 semi-industrial units, i.e. 200 women, improve their working conditions, their productivity, their profitability and their sustainability
- 3 capitalization tools are designed and disseminated
- 500 students from universities and higher education institutions are sensitized on the key elements of development of sustainable agricultural and food systems