AdaptCoop: the adaptation of cocoa cooperatives in a context of climate change in Côte d’Ivoire

The overall objective of this research project is to sustainably increase the resilience of cocoa cooperatives and member families dealing with the impact of climate change in Côte d’Ivoire. Specific objectives are to increase knowledge and strengthen capacity to develop climate scenarios to determine vulnerability to climate change in West Africa, particularly in Côte d’Ivoire; to consolidate and enhance Ivorian expertise in interpreting climate scenarios for the cocoa value chain; and to inform national policies accordingly.

The project aims to strengthen the adaptive capacity of cocoa cooperatives and producers to develop a gender-sensitive tool to support decision-making for cocoa cooperatives in favour of adapting to climate change. In addition, the project aims to integrate gender equality considerations into the decision-making processes to adapt to climate change and to improve women’s access to the resources necessary for adapting to climate change.

Project ID

109136

Project status

Active

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

Sandra Gagnon

Total funding

CA$ 1,021,400

Countries

Ivory Coast

Program

Agriculture and Food Security, Climate Change

Project Leader

Renee Brunelle

Institution

Société de coopération pour le développement international

Institution Country

Canada

Institution Website

http://www.socodevi.org

Project Leader

Ahmadou Mbaye

Institution

West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use

Institution Country

Ghana

Institution Website

http://www.wascal.org

Project Leader

Rene Roy

Institution

Ouranos Inc.

Institution Country

Canada

Institution Website

http://www.ouranos.ca