In the last two decades, Ivory Coast has suffered two civil wars with countless victims and thousands of women mistreated and abused.
This ginger farm project in Ivory Coast, seeks to boost the activity of this particularly vulnerable social group by offering employment to more than 2,000 women in the country, as well as recovering degraded areas around it, providing a decent livelihood for them and their families.
The project will be developed over the course of 5 years and will be carried out by the R20 Organization (founded in 2011 by Arnold Schwarzenegger, a great advocate of the environmental cause), in collaboration with the Government of Ivory Coast.
The Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire seeks to provide urgent solutions for peacebuilding, the reconstruction of the country through sustainable development mechanisms. This requires external economic support as this country, battered by wars and internal conflicts, does not have enough assets to face the situation.
The eradication of poverty is an important commitment and one of the priority points of the plan to fight poverty presented in 1997 by the government of the country.
Improving the living conditions of the population, especially the most vulnerable sectors (women and children), providing healthy and nutritious food, access to drinking water, basic energy services, quality health services, education, and a decent home are priorities for the country.
The Ivory Coast authorities are working hard on the promotion and respect for human rights, gender equality and the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the basis for a sustainable development and a fairer society.