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Women and Cocoa Communities Initiative (IFCC)

Women and Cocoa Communities Initiative

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie (FPGL) + 7 cocoa/chocolate private companies

Period of Implementation

March 2022 - March 2027

Geographic scope

Africa: Côte d'Ivoire

Cities: Abengourou and Daloa


$ 9,260,265
€ 8 819 300


Bilateral Aid: Global Affairs Canada (GAC)


Agroforestry, Education, Rural Development

Type of Activity

Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Monitoring & Evaluation, Technical Assistance & Advisory, Training & Capacity Building, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits


IFCC, a project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) – Government of Canada for a period of 5 years (2022-2027), aims to improve the living conditions of the populations of cocoa communities in the East and Center-West of Ivory Coast through capacity-building of women and girls from cocoa communities, cooperative enterprises and public and private partners .

Project Objectives

Improved living conditons of people in rural cocoa communities, especially women and young girls.

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG4 - Quality Education
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG13 - Climate Action

Main Indicators

Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)
SOCODEVI Women Empowerment Index (WEI)

Impact Measurement


Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 30

Individuals: 28000

Local stakeholders

Small and medium size cocoa producers cooperatives

Key Tags

Education, Environment, Gender