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    The World Bank

    Repor No. 14448-IVC

    STAFF APPRAISAL REPORT

    COTE D'IVOIRE

    AGRICULTURAL EXPORT PROMOTION AND DIVERSIFICATION PROJECT

    JUNE 1, 1995

    Agriculture and Environment Operations Division West Central Africa Department Africa Region

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  • CURRENCY EQUIVALENTS

    Currency Unit = CFA franc (CFAF) US$1.00 = CFAF 481

    WEIGHTS AND MEASURES Metric System

    ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

    ADB - African Development Bank ANADER - Agence Nationale d'Appui au Developpement Rural (National

    Agricultural Services Agency) APDF - African Project Development Facility APEPCI - Association des Producteurs et Exportateurs d'Huiles Essentielles et Plantes a

    Parfum de C6te dI'voire (Association of Ivorian Producers and Exporters of Essential Oils)

    CAA - Caisse Autonome d'Amortissement (Government Debt Management Agency) CIDA - Canadian International Development Agency CIRAD - Centre International de Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement

    (French International Center for Agricultural Research and Development) EU - European Union GTZ - Gesellschaft ffir Technische Zusammenarbeit (Germany) IDEFOR - Institut de DOveloppement des Forets (Ivorian Agricultural and Forestry Research

    Agency) MINAGRA - Ministere de l'Agriculture et des Ressources Animales (Ministry of Agriculture

    and Animal Resources) OCAB - Organisation Centrale des Producteurs Exportateurs d'Ananas et Bananes

    (Pineapple and Banana Producers' and Exporters' Organization) OPA - Organisations Professionnelles Agricoles (Agricultural Professional

    Organization) SMPA - Societ de Manutention de Produits Agricoles (Agricultural Produce Handling

    Company) UPEFL - Union des Producteurs Exportateurs de Fruits et Legumes (Fruit and Vegetable

    Producers' and Exporters' Association) UPHCI - Union des Producteurs Horticoles de C6te d'Ivoire (Ivorian Flower

    Producers' Association)

    GOVERNMENT FISCAL YEAR January 1 - December 31

  • COTE D'IVOIRE AGRICULTURAL EXPORT PROMOTION AND DIVERSIFICATION PROJECT

    STAFF APPRAISAL REPORT

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    PAGE

    I. BACKGROUND .......................................................... 1

    A. Overview of Role and Evolution of Agriculture ........................................................ 1

    B. Recent Sectoral Performance .......................................................... 2

    C. Export Potential and Constraints to Export Development ........................ ..................3

    D. Lessons Learned from Bank Group Involvement ....................................................... 7

    II. THE PROJECT .......................................................... 7

    A. Project Strategy And Rationale .......................................................... 7

    B. Project Objectives And Summary Description ......................................................... 10

    C. Detailed Project Description ......................................................... 11

    1. Export Promotion and Diversification Actions ...................................................... 11

    2. Support to Agricultural Producers' and Exporters' Organizations ......................... 15

    3. Export Facilities Upgrade ......................................................... 17

    4. Project Management ......................................................... 17

    III. PROJECT COST AND FINANCING ................................................ 18

    A. Project Cost Estimates ......................................................... 18

    B. Project Financing ......................................................... 18

    C. Procurement ........................................................ 19

    D. Disbursements ........................................................ 22

    E. Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing Arrangements .................................. 23

    IV. PROJECT ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT ....................................................... 23

    A. Project Implementation Arrangements ........................................... 23

    B. Reporting Arrangements ......................................................... 24

    V. PROJECT JUSTIFICATIONS ......................................................... 25

    A. Benefits ......................................................... 25

    B. Risks ......................................................... 26

    C. Environmental Impact ........................................................ 26

    VI. AGREEMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ......................................... 27

  • ANNEXES

    1. Pilot Phase Results Matrices

    2. Terms of Reference for Farmer Association Development Specialist

    3. Terms of Reference for Export Development/Sales Specialist

    4. Eligibility Criteria and Cost Sharing Mechanisms

    5. Key Project Monitoring Indicators

    6. Detailed Cost Tables

    7. Economic Projections

    8. Procurement Implementation Schedule

    9. Estimated Disbursement Schedule

    10. Summary of Project Manager's and Professionals' Responsibilities

    1 1. Analysis of Freight Impact

    This report is based on the findings of a Bank appraisal mission which visited Cote dIvoire in April 1995, comprising Messrs. Ousmane Sissoko (Sr. Financial Analyst, Mission Leader), Nicaise Ehoue (Agriculturist) and Leandre Gb6li (Agricultural Economist). The Project Lead Advisor, Ms. Lynn Engstrand, and Peer Reviewers, comprising Messrs. Richard Anson, Jean-Francois Barres, Richard Henry and Michel Simeon, have reviewed the project from the Initial Executive Project Summary. Mr. Jean-Claude Balcet, Ms. Cynthia Cook and Mr. Olivier Lafourcade are the Section Chief, managing Division Chief and Department Director, respectively, for the operation.

  • COTE D'IVOIRE

    AGRICULTURAL EXPORT PROMOTION AND DIVERSIFICATION PROJECT

    Credit and Proiect Summary

    Borrower: Government of Cote d'lvoire

    Beneficiaries: Agricultural Producers/Exporters and Professional Organizations

    Credit Amount: SDR 3.70 million (equivalent to US$5.83 million)

    Terms: Standard IDA terms, with 40 years maturity

    Project Description: The project's objectives would be to diversify and expand private agricultural exports with a view to supporting the Government's export-led growth strategy, through: (a) export market development activities for non traditional agricultural products allowing for diversification out of traditional export crops; this would be achieved by scaling up actions initiated under an eighteen-month old pilot operation as part of project preparation; (b) support to producers' and exporters' organizations; and (c) upgrading of export facilities. The diversification of agricultural exports is further intended to reduce the country's excessive dependence on traditional crops such as cocoa, coffee and timber. The project would have the following components:

    (a) Export Promotion and Diversification Actions through assisting Ivorian producers in: (i) market research, customer identification, meeting quality requirements, trial shipments, obtaining pre-export finance and follow-up of sales and export shipment; (ii) product development and quality control via adaptive research; (iii) establishment of business partnerships for private operators engaging in the production and export of products proven to have an important export potential for the country, such as desiccated coconut, cashew nut, tropical cut flowers and potted plants, essential oils and fruits and vegetables, etc. This component is built on the results of the pilot project tested from November 1993 through April 1995;

    (b) Support to Producers/Exporters' Organizations by strengthening existing privately-controlled professional organizations: producer groups, exporter associations, cooperatives, etc., and promoting the creation of new farmer associations and the establishment of an Interprofessional Group of Producers' and Exporters' Associations. The interprofessional group of associations will not only represent the interests of its members but is also expected to become the major vehicle for non traditional export market development;

    (c) Upgrading of Export Handling Facilities through rehabilitating the infrastructure in critical areas such as the existing fruit wharf in the Port of Abidjan and undertaking minor works for handling and specialized storage facilities at the airport for allowing better transit conditions for the export of perishable produce.

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    This component will be carried out under parallel financing from grants of the European Union; and

    (d) Support to Project Management which will be carried out by qualified private professionals experienced in agricultural export and farmer organization as done efficiently during the pilot phase.

    Benefits: The project will directly benefit an estimated 100 private enterprises/exporters and reach indirectly by project completion at least 10,000 growers of non traditional crops who, without this project, would have little or no hope to develop successful export sales on their own. It will have major i