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Terra di Valore - Innovation and inclusion of women and young people in agri-food value chains under a participative and cooperative model

Terra di Valore_Coopermondo
Credit: Coopermondo

Implementing Partners and Organisations

COSPE onlus, Citi-Habitat, Laço Branco, Comité Regionais Parçeiros (CRP) Santiago Norte, Comité Regionais Parçeiros (CRP) Isola di Fogo, INIDA – Instituto Nacional de Investigação e Desenvolvimento Agrário, DGASP – Direcção Geral de Agricultura, Silvicultura e Pecuária, Câmara Municipal de Santa Cruz, Câmara Municipal de Santa Catarina

Period of Implementation

January 2020 - December 2023

Geographic scope

Africa: Cape Verde


$ 1,720,817
€ 1 638 873


Multilateral Aid: AICS Italian Agency of Cooperation for Development, Coopermondo, others


Agriculture & Fisheries, Climate & Environment, Rural Development

Type of Activity

Business-to-Business exchanges, Training & Capacity Building, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits


The project aims to promote integral rural development inclusive and sustainable in Cape Verde, overcoming the main problems of the country, mainly related to the effects of climate change. 

Project Objectives

The project aims to promote an inclusive and sustainable integral rural development in Cape Verde, getting over the central issues of the country, principally linked to the effects of climate change. The current proposal for intervention therefore looks forward to a participatory value chain approach on three components: 1. Management of natural resources 2. Production and market 3. Cooperative and associative organization with a gender perspective reflected in a specific result. This kind of approach, strongly participatory, is that of the "Climate Resilient Value Chains", an intervention based on the fruit and vegetable and dairy production chains. The target area are the islands of Santiago and Fogo, the two poorest regions of Cape Verde. The method is based on a gradual process of learning and growth opportunities in which small producers, including young people and women, can find employment and professional opportunities in the world of rural development, filling niche markets and responding to market demand.

Impact on SDGs

SDG2 - Zero Hunger
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG13 - Climate Action

Direct beneficiaries

Individuals: 1005

Local stakeholders

City Habitat

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Environment, Inequalities