STAFF
IRS: 2

STATION  
IITA-Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan)

CROPS
Cocoa, Plantain, and Yam

The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, the largest cocoa producing country in the world, is a country in West Africa bordered by Mali and Burkina Faso to the north, Ghana to the East, the Gulf of Guinea to the south, Liberia to the southeast, and Guinea to the Northwest. The country’s political capital is Yamoussoukro, and its economic capital and largest city is the city of Abidjan. Côte d’Ivoire covers an area of 322,462 sq km. Its population is estimated to be approximately 20.6 million. The country has a tropical climate with a consistently high temperature all year round. It relies on its agricultural exports as it is a major producer of coffee and cocoa.

Quick Facts

Capital: Yamoussoukro

Currency: CFA franc

Area (total): 322,462 km 2

Population: 20.6 million

Contact us

Sylvia Oyinlola
Head, Finance and Administration, Western Africa Hub

  +234 7008004482, +1 2016336094, Ext. 2870

  s.oyinlola@cgiar.org

PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan 200001, Oyo State, Nigeria.