Rurality Project in Soubré, Ivory Coast

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200 farmers
engaged today

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808 ha
surface mapped

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62 farmers
have received access to seedling

Objectives

In Ivory Coast, Rurality collaborates with Nestlé and several of its partners (COOPAGRIS, COOPALM, SIPEFCI, ProFairTrade) to generate change at palm oil farmer level and in the supply chain. Some of the objectives are to create better farming management methods and infrastructures through innovation and connections between farmers.

Funders & Partners

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Rurality in Action

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Connecting farmers

Meetings have been facilitated by Rurality allowing the farmers to discuss their harvesting issues and think of feasible solutions.

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Collaboration with the mill

TFT has supported two cooperatives of Soubré in implementing procedures that would strengthen the relationship between the mill and smallholders. A negotiation procedure has been put in place for conflict situations.

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Farm management and diversification

Rurality has initiated in three localities a platform allowing the staff working with cocoa, palm oil, hevea and food-producing cultures to meet and discuss.

Rurality team in the field

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Boko, Coordinator

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Coulibali, Field Officer

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Sil, Field Officer

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Pictures from the field

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A farmer harvesting oil palm fresh fruits with her husband. Many farmers use family workforce on their plantations.

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Amara harvests the oil palm fruits with a tool that he made himself. He used to work as a mechanic for many years before becoming a farmer.

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Oil palm fresh fruits after the harvest on a plantation in Soubré.

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Rurality Field Officers participate in the daily tasks of the community. They stay in the villages during the whole RDD process and meet each farmer multiple times.

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Many students from the local school attended the event and made signs which they held up with pride on Rurality Day.

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Amara is harvesting the oil palm fruits with a long metallic tool. He is a very innovative and young agro-entrepreneur in Soubré.