Other Projects


Projects submitted to the Common Fund for Commodities by various Commodity Bodies, including the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)








Development of Sugarcane variety improvement and seed multiplication programme for Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire  

US$ 2,112,175


Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria

The project was approved on 30 December 2009, began in 2010 and was completed in October 2016, following a one year extension.

The project was designed to improve the sugarcane varieties produced in these two West-African countries by providing new and high-yielding crop which is also useful for the production of ethanol. The final objective being to enhance incomes and livelihoods in the sugar sectors of Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria.



Workshop report for the cotton contamination workshop

US$ 92,326



Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali

Fast track project approved on 16 April 2014


Workshop was held on 28 & 29 April 2014

Through this project, a workshop was held to review the results of an earlier project on the prevention of seed cotton contamination. The workshop established a roadmap for the implementation of a sustainable follow-up action plan which was rolled out over three campaigns (2014 to 2017).


Prevention of seed cotton contamination in West Africa



US$ 7,000,000




Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali


The initial objective of the project was to enable at least 27,000 smallholder cotton farmers to produce and sell uncontaminated seed cotton, by way of training and awareness programmes (30,000 producers were successfully trained by the end of the project).

The project also sought to build capacities of farmers, traders, ginners, cotton companies and other players in the value chain, to ensure regulatory and commercial sustainability.


Small scale palm oil mills

US$ 192,001



Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria


The CFC indicates that: “The project promoted small-scale palm oil extraction as a means of increasing rural income and promoting socio-economic development. The major result was a report focused on improving the traditional extraction techniques, adapting existing low-cost technologies, and providing advice to communities on small-scale oil extraction.”