Côte d’Ivoire - Agricultural Value Chain Development Support Programme (PADFA) – November 2021
Climate change is affecting small-scale mango producers, who are losing up to 70-100 per cent of their crop. Drought has reduced the mangoes’ quality, and flies can easily destroy the fruit. Mangoes represent an important source of income, as Côte d’Ivoire exports an average of 30,000 tons of mangoes to Europe each year.
To help small-scale mango producers, PADFA is training them on simple techniques to fight the reproduction of flies. This organic treatment consists of attaching yellow boxes to the branches of mango trees. The round boxes contain a product that attracts and traps male flies, while the square boxes attract and trap females. Farmers were also trained on soil and water conservation, using half-moon and conservation agriculture systems to contain rainwater around the mango trees.
The aim of PADFA is to improve post-harvest activities (packaging, storage, processing, and marketing) of three strategic value chains: rice, vegetables and mango. Thus, stimulating economic growth and improving the food and nutritional security and raising the incomes of the smallholder households in the programme area. In addition, PDAFA will mobilize investments by the domestic private sector by promoting cofinancing, risk-sharing mechanisms and other financial products and services to foster the development of private initiatives.
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