Project profile — Women and Cocoa Communities Initiative (WCCI)

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Women and Cocoa Communities Initiative (WCCI) - Overview
SOCODEVI-FPGL (Consortium) (CA-CRA_ACR-3104918610)
2022-03-10 - 2027-02-20
Country / region • Côte d'Ivoire (100.00%)
Sector • Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (2.50%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Family planning (13030) (2.50%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural development (31120) (45.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural financial services (31193) (15.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural co-operatives (31194) (35.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (significant objective)
• Climate change mitigation (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (significant objective)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to improve living conditions in rural cocoa communities in Côte d’Ivoire, especially those of women and young girls. Project activities include the following: (1) raising awareness among, training and supporting women producers in terms of starting and strengthening small businesses and cooperatives; (2) making it easier for them to access credit and agricultural insurance; and (3) increasing climate change resilience through tree nurseries and sound agroforestry practices. The financing approach allows for a large amount of responsible private investments to be mobilized from cocoa companies, complementing Canadian development assistance. It is innovative and part of a fair-trade approach in the cocoa industry.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased socio-economic empowerment of women and young girls in the targeted rural cocoa communities; (2) improved performance of the Fédération nationale des femmes productrices de café et de cacao, cocoa cooperatives and women’s associations in delivering products and services that meet their members’ needs in terms of adapting to climate change, especially women and young girls; and (3) increased resilience of the targeted rural cocoa communities and their food systems, especially women, to climate change and socio-economic shocks.



Original budget $2,462,583
Planned Disbursement $2,060,447
Transaction Date Type Value
24-05-2023 Disbursement $2,060,448
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