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Ivory Coast

Welcome to the price transmission page for the Ivory Coast. This page enables you to look into the country and its crops more specifically to gain an understanding of the level of risk and also, to view its historic warning periods per commodity. Select a time range or a specific date to view the data in more detail.

Ivory Coast

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Background information

The economy of Ivory Coast is heavily dependent on its agricultural sector: in terms of cocoa beans the country ranks as the world's largest producer and exporter. Coffee and palm oil complement the production and export mix. As a result, the economy of the African country is exposed to international price fluctuations for those commodities. Moreover, the harsh climatic conditions pose a recurring threat to the economy’s agricultural output and to the livelihood of nearly two-thirds of the labor force employed in this sector.

The country exhibits one of the lowest per capita incomes worldwide, a symptom of the severe situation prevailing in the country. More than one-third of the population is living below the extreme poverty line and one-third of the children aged five or below is stunted. Hence, Ivory Coast ranked among the countries with the lowest level of human development, scoring 0.462 on the HDI (2014). Moreover, hunger is a serious issue in the country, as confirmed by the 26.3 score on to the GHI (2015).

Ivory Coast is currently participating in joint programs carried on by WFP, FAO and other NGOs which aim at helping the local population providing food rations during emergencies, delivering school feeding and food for training programs, together with other initiatives in order to foster the recovery of the affected communities.