Training in rural entrepreneurship


The project aimed to facilitate youth access to employment and agricultural entrepreneurship by creating a new learning facility with theoretical and practical teaching methods adapted to graduates of the Family Farming Schools. Concretely, this entailed completing the construction of and equipping the Ivoirian Training Institute for Rural Entrepreneurs (IFERA) at Yamoussoukro; developing adapted teaching programs; supporting the professional integration of the students from the institute.


In spite of the political unrest that affected Cote d’Ivoire in 2010/2011, the work to build and equip the IFERA building was completed by the end of 2012. A new two-year training course in agriculture and livestock breeding was also launched in 2012, in response to the need for formal professional training for youths. At the end of 2014, 33 youths who had completed the two-year course, participated in internship programs in various businesses (farming, livestock rearing, craft making). 55 trainers were also trained in alternative teaching methods that alternate practice and theory. By the end of the project, IFERA was becoming a successful and recognised diploma-awarding vocational training centre in Cote d’Ivoire.



The NGO:
PEFACI promotes vocational training based on the “Family Farming School” (FFS), a model that has been successfully developed in Cameroon since the early 1990s. With the support of the Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD), PEFACI has been applying the same concept in Ivory Coast since 1998.


October 2010 – October 2014


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06 March 2015
Four projects completed in Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar and Mali

Four organisations presented at the end of 2014 the final reports of their projects funded by the Addax and Oryx Foundation.

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