Source: EU REDD Facility, April 2021

Between 1960 and 2017, Côte d’Ivoire’s forest cover declined from 12 million hectares to less than 3 million, as agriculture, and in particular cocoa cultivation, expanded. To stop the alarming degradation of its forests, Côte d’Ivoire has undertaken to restore its forest cover so that it represents at least 20% of the national territory by 2030, against 11% currently. To achieve this ambitious goal, the Ivorian government has developed a range of policies and legal instruments. The forest code adopted in 2019 provides a framework for action to extend and restore the country’s forest cover.

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