For Business Case and Access to Finance for Agroforestry


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Download Terms of Reference here:

Terms of Reference


Ecookim Coop-Ca (from here on: Ecookim) is a union of cooperatives that purchases, processes and exports cocoa beans in Côte d’Ivoire and is being considered for investment by the LDN Fund. Ecookim is experiencing continued growth and currently counts with 30 member cooperatives and approx. 30,000 producers covering an area of close to 97,000 hectares of cocoa, and 1,472 producers of cashew nuts across 9,390 hectares. To support farmers to restore degraded farmland and strengthen their resilience to climate change, Ecookim seeks to expand on an agroforestry roll-out initiated in 2021 across its cocoa cooperatives and their members. LDN Fund Technical Assistance Facility (LDN TAF) will partner with Ecookim to deepen this roll out and together introduce new elements, such as business case for agroforestry to the farmer, access to finance and focus on gender.

Ecookim, with the support of IDH, seeks to contract a Consulting partner with a local presence in Côte D’Ivoire to ascertain the business case and demonstrate direct and indirect economic benefits to the farmer, outline an appropriate access to finance package for attracting more private sector investment to agroforestry.

We invite all interested parties to submit your proposal to the Terms of Reference by 3 May 2022.

Investments in Land restoration and Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices are needed to avoid, reduce and reverse land degradation. The Land Degradation Neutrality Technical Assistance Facility (LDN TAF), managed by the IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative, is able to provide technical assistance to projects in implementation stage so that LDN Fund clients have greater capacity to implement projects to a higher technical standard and/or with increased positive social and environmental impacts. More information on the LDN TAF can be found here


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Access to Finance report

Feasibility report


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Q&A note