AFFÉRY, Ivory Coast – Despite the essential role women play in farming, they are often subject to persistent discrimination in the rural world. With a view to favoring women’s access to farming professions and breaking with gender stereotypes, as a pilot, the IECD is offering a platform for young women: the Girls’ Club.

The contest organized by the Louis Dreyfus Foundation in partnership with the IECD allows 4 entrepreneurs from the Ivorian agri-food sector to receive a total of 24 million CFA francs (€37,000) in aid designed to develop their business.

“Agriculture is for me a job and a lifestyle choice!”

An encounter that leaves no-one indiferrent! Two teachers from the Académie de Paris travelled to the vocational school in Duékué, in Ivory Coast.

Thanks to the support of the Compagnie Fruitière, the TRANSFORM Project has been made possible in Cameroon and in Ivory Coast.

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