Ecological and economical dynamics of cacao plantations inside rainforests of Togo and Cote d’Ivoire


Cacao  production  is  one  of  the  most  important  agro-forestry practices  in  West  Africa.  In  Togo,  cacao  production is  concentrated  in  the hilly area in the south-west of the country, close to the political border with Ghana, whereas in Cote d’Ivoire it represents one of the main businesses for the country.  This project aims at evaluating the main  issues faced  by  the different cacao  production  strategies in  Togo and Cote d’Ivoire,  highlighting  its  connections  with poverty alleviation and ecosystem management and conservation practices. A road map of future needs is the main to-do goal for the present project. 


Togo; Cote d’Ivoire


2015-to date

Project Director: Daniele Dendi