Quality control of cocoa beans at the cooperative PRO-PLANTEURS

Core area Training and sustainable growth for decent jobs Improving vocational training and employ­ability

At the government negotiations in June 2021, the two sides decided to work together on the core area of “Training and sustainable growth for decent jobs”.

This core area is an integral part of the Reform Partnership, and related efforts build on existing projects under the Special Initiative “Decent Work for a Just Transition”. The BMZ wants to assist the Ivorian government in implementing its national development plan in the fields of employment promotion and vocational training.

Increasing production and incomes in rural areas

As agriculture is the most important sector of the economy in terms of employment and export earnings, activities in the core area include ongoing projects in the field of rural development. Their purpose is, among other things, to improve the production, processing and marketing methods used by small farmers, and to establish sustainable agricultural value chains, especially for cocoa.

A Green Innovation Centre has been set up with funding from the BMZ's Special Initiative “Transformation of Agricultural and Food Systems”. The Centre provides support to cocoa farmers.