LOCATION

Cameroon, Ivory Coast

PROJECT LAUNCH

2008

Arnaud Britsch-3 couleurAsk for more information about support program to rural development:arnaud.britsch@iecd.org

Support to rural development

Through three initiatives in Cameroon and the Ivory Coast, IECD is involved in bolstering the development of agricultural channels that can create employment through supporting the development of entrepreneurial initiatives in agriculture or agribusiness. These activities target farmers and shopkeepers, food processors, transporters and other actors in these channels. In targeting the entire sector, IECD intends to create a favourable economic environment in which every entrepreneur will be able to leverage their capabilities to develop a sustainable activity and to create jobs.

Through this intervention, IECD strives to bring a complete and integrated response to the problems encountered by the entrepreneurs and farmers involved: strengthening technical and management skills, networking, logistics and equipment support and marketing support. In order to achieve this, IECD relies on innovative schemes, bringing together partners with complementary expertise.