Marketing and Local Initiatives Support Project

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Marketing and Local Initiatives Support Project

Marketing and Local Initiatives Support Project


This project built on the experiences of the Dabakala/Katiola Rural Development Project and extended this second phase of activities to the entire Centre-North region, one of the country’s poorest areas. The focus was mainly on the poorest people living in villages at a distance of more than 5 km from main roads. The overall objective was to improve the living standards of poor smallholder households, mainly by sustainably increasing their cash income from agriculture.

Specific objectives were to:

  • create and strengthen informal groups, at least half of them women’s groups
  • improve marketing methods for members of the groups
  • experiment a stabilized cultivation system
  • encourage participation in local development planning and in formulating and implementing micro-projects
  • strengthen rural financial services
  • improve infrastructure, particularly village access roads and water supply

Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Côte d'Ivoire
Approval Date
11 September 1996
1996 - 2007
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 17.84 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 10.41 million
Co-financiers (International)
West African Development Bank US$ 4.17 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 2.75 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
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