Existing domestic restoration targets

Existing targets:

2,105,500 ha

Forest land

Land where forest is, or is planned to become, the dominant land use

If the land is without trees, there are two options:

Planted forests and woodlots

Planting of trees on formerly forested land. Native species or exotics and for various purposes, fuel- wood, timber, building, poles, fruit production, etc.

Existing restoration targets

240,000 ha

6,000 ha

Total: 246,000 ha

Natural regeneration

Natural regeneration of formerly forested land. Often the site is highly degraded and no longer able to fulfill its past function – e.g. agriculture. If the site is heavily degraded and no longer has seed sources, some planting will probably be required.

Existing restoration targets

60,000 ha

If the land  is degraded forests:


Enhancement of existing forests and woodlands of diminished quality and stocking, e.g., by reducing fire and grazing and by liberation thinning, enrichment planting, etc.

Existing restoration targets

1,799,500 ha

Agricultural land

Land which is being managed to produce food

If the land  is under permanent management:


Establishment and management of trees on active agricultural land (under shifting agriculture), either through planting or regeneration, to improve crop productivity, provide dry season fodder, increase soil fertility, enhance water retention, etc.

Existing restoration targets

0 ha

If it is under intermittent management:

Improved fallow

Establishment and management of trees on fallow agricultural land to improve productivity, e.g. through fire control, extending the fallow period, etc., with the knowledge and intention that eventually this land will revert back to active agriculture.

Existing restoration targets

0 ha

Protective land and buffers

Land that is vulnerable to, or critical in safeguarding against, catastrophic events

If degraded mangrove:

Mangrove restoration

Establishment or enhancement of mangroves along coastal areas and in estuaries.

Existing restoration targets

0 ha

If other protective land or buffer:

Watershed protection and erosion control

Establishment and enhancement of forests on very steep sloping land, along water courses, in areas that naturally flood and around critical water bodies.

Existing restoration targets

0 ha

More information

Detailed Analysis: Relevant Content for Cote d'Ivoire's Domestic Plans and Multilateral Programs

REDD+ Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP)

  • Strategic Option 4: Afforestation of savanna areas & Enhancement of carbon stocks in degraded forests[i] (May 2014)

[i] R-PP – page 102

National Climate Strategies & Plans

  • National Afforestation Plan (PNReb) (2005): target 150,000 ha[i] (2006-2015) (not implemented due to lack of funding)
  • National Plan of Action for Afforestation (PNAR, 2011) (2011-2015): target 60,000 ha ANR & 90,000 ha afforestation[ii]
  • National Agricultural Investment Program (PNIA) (2010-2015) (budget: 2.002 trillion CFAF)[iii]
    • Program vi: forest rehabilitation and timber sector revitalization[iv]
      • Afforestation: 150,000 ha[v]
  • National Development Plan 2012-2015 (PND) (2012)
  • Ministry of Forestry
  • Ministry of Agriculture
    • PNIA (National Agricultural Investment Program) (2010-2015)
      • Section II - Objective 3 – subactivity k: Sustainable Management of Forest Resources
        • Protection and Restoration of Forest Cover
        • Program is meant to ensure and maintain a forest cover of 20% [1] required for competitive agriculture

Restoration Target: 2,105,500 ha

  • ANR: 60,000 ha
  • Afforestation: 240,000 ha
  • Plantation: 6,000 ha
  • SFM: 1,799,500 ha

[1] State of the Forests in Cote d’Ivoire (R-PP, p 53): The Permanent State Forest Estate: 2.9 Mha (likely many degraded areas) and Rural State Forest Estate: 6.13 Mha (likely a lot of forest-fallow agriculture mosaics) add up to 9.03 Mha.  The national land area is 31,800,300 ha and to reach 20% forest cover would require 6,360,060 ha of forest cover. The R-PP also indicates that DFPE (permanent state forests estate) cover 2.9 Mha (closed/open/plantation forests)(2013) and the DFREE (rural state forest estate) cover 6.13 Mha (highly degraded forests and forest-fallow agriculture mosaics) (2008). Therefore, if you only count DFPE forests then forests only cover 9.3% of national area (The GlobCover project from European Space Agency indicates that Class 40 closed-to-open (>15%) forest (>5m) covers 2,973,200 ha (2009) = 9.3% of national area). To reach 20% forest cover would require another 3,386,860 ha of forests. However, if counting the DFREE rural mosaic then the goal is already achieved (GlobCover Class 30 Mosaic vegetation = grass/shrub/forest (50-70%)/cropland (20-50%) covers 11,739,884 ha = 36.9% of national area) (R-PP, page 53-55).

[i] R-PP – page 60; [ii] R-PP - page 60; [iii] R-PP – page 64; [iv] R-PP – page 63; [v] R-PP – page 64; [vi] PND – page 28


BNETD (n.d.). Projet integer d/amenagement durable de 1.799.500 ha de forets et de terres forestieres sur le territoire national. http://www.bnetd.ci/bnetd/node/230

Ministry of Forestry (2013). One School, 5 hectares of forest. Ministere des Eaux et Forets. http://www.eauxetforets.gouv.ci/index.php/projets/projet-1-ecole-5-ha-de-foret/198-lancement-du-projet-1-ecole-5-ha-de-foret & http://www.ecreee.org/sites/default/files/event-att/wacca_projet_une_ecole_5_ha_de_foret.pdf

PND (2012). Plan National de Developpement 2012-2015, Tome I: Resume Analytique. Republique de Cote D’Ivoire. http://www.gcpnd.gouv.ci/fichier/TOME_I%20_RESUME_ANALYTIQUE_110712.pdf

PNIA (2010). National Agricultural Investment Program. Ministere de l’Agriculture. http://www.agriculture.gouv.ci/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=159

R-PP (May 2014). Readiness Preparation Proposal, Country: Republic of Cote d’Ivoire. FCPF. https://www.forestcarbonpartnership.org/sites/fcp/files/2014/september/R-PP%20Cote%20d%27Ivoire%20May%202014.pdf