Côte d'Ivoire - Agro-Industrial Pole Project in the North (2PAI-NORD)

Project Summary

Approval Date 19 Nov 2021
Signature Date 18 Feb 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Mar 2027
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 43,204,993.4
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Agro-Industrial Pole Project in the North (2 PAI-Nord) is in line with National Development Plan (PND 2021-2025), particularly: (i) Pillar 1 – Structural transformation of the economy through industrialization and the development of industrial Poles; (ii) Pillar 2 - Human capital development and employment promotion; (iii) Pillar 3 – Private sector development and investment; and (iv) Pillar 5 - Balanced regional development, environmental preservation, and fight against climate change. The 2PAI-Nord is the second operation of the development programme involving nine Integrated Agricultural Development Poles (PAIs), included in the second generation National Agricultural Investment Programme (PNIA.II 2018-2025) aimed at accelerating the structural transformation of the economy for a strong, inclusive, sustainable, and job-creating growth, especially for women and young people.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to help increase the country's food and nutrition security, reduce its dependence on food imports and increase exports of agricultural products that have a competitive advantage. The specific objectives are to: (i) increase private investment, particularly in the processing of targeted agricultural products (rice, maize, meat/fish, cashew nuts, mango and shea); (ii) facilitate access to markets for agro-pastoralists by providing infrastructure, structuring the sector and building capacity; (iii) increase the agro-pastoral sector’s productivity by upgrading hydro-agricultural facilities, facilitating access to agricultural inputs and services, and improving community resilience.


The project covers four regions in the north of the country (Poro, Bagoué, Tchologo and Hambol) on the border with Mali and Burkina Faso, which represent 26% of the national territory and had an estimated population of 2,268,000 inhabitants in 2018. Agriculture accounts for an average of 60-65% of the economic activities of these regions which have been adversely affected by the political and economic crisis experienced by the country. Thus, the area is more subject to food insecurity (severe and moderate) (15.3 to 18.3%) than the rest of the country (12.8%), and its poverty rate ranges from 54% to 68.1% depending on the region.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-CI-AA0-030
Last Update 09 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name ADJIMOTI Onionkiton Gilbert
Email g.adjimoti@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Cote d'Ivoire
Coordinates Location Name
9.93594 -6.40778 Bagoué