The Minister of Water and Forests, Laurent Chagba, on Friday at the Paris International Agricultural Fair, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Agro-Map and Dutch Green Business. The latter will have to conduct a feasibility study to establish agroforestry plantations in the classified forests of Dé (Zénoula) and Niouniourou (Lakota) with the aim of generating carbon credits, AIP reports.
The Parties intend to cooperate in the areas of protection, restoration and conservation of forests in Côte d’Ivoire and the establishment and management of reforestation forestry implemented by Agro-Map.
It also includes developing natural forest areas, educating communities and agricultural producers on forest policy, forest law, and building capacity of ministry officials on the carbon generation process and any other activity aimed at improving the environment.
If the results of the feasibility study are conclusive, it will lead to the signing of the franchise agreement.
In the same vein, the Minister of Water and Forests discussed with Mota-Engil Ativ, a Portuguese company that specializes, among other things, in the field of carbon sequestration, as well as its partner Botanica, a specialist in landscape planning and nursery management who want to invest in reforestation in Côte d’Ivoire.