Training coaches in Côte d’Ivoire

Improving farmer livelihoods through one-to-one coaching

January 01, 2016

We have run Farmer Field Schools, which train farmers in good agricultural practices, since 2008. However we found that, to make the most of our training, farmers need more direct support.

One-to-one coaching takes our farmer training to a new level, helping farmers to operate as business managers with the support of an experienced coach.

Together with our partners, ANADER (Agence Nationale D’appui au Développment Rural) and ICRAF (International Center for Research in Agroforestry), we are going to train more than 1,000 coaches in Côte d’Ivoire.

These coaches will help around 70,000 farmers to create and implement farm development plans by the end of 2016, while also ensuring that they comply with sustainability certification requirements.

1,000 coaches to be trained in Côte d’Ivoire

70,000 farmers to be supported in creating and implementing farm development plans

We believe this approach will help farmers to increase their profitability by becoming more efficient and cost conscious as they also increase productivity.

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