Koné lives in the small village of Ferké in the North-East of Côte d'Ivoire and is Vice-President of an agricultural association.

At the time of the creation of the association, he encountered financial difficulties to support his agricultural activities. Now his financial situation is stable and has allowed him to increase his production and obtain better harvests thanks to higher quality rice seeds, cassava and yam roots.

The funds have also supported him and the other members of the association with school loans for their children.

Not far from Koné, in the remote village of Nahoulakaha, near Korhogo, Sita is one of the many poor small farmers who also received inputs and farming tools to increase agricultural productivity.

In this episode, Roots visited with the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD the Agricultural Rehabilitation and Poverty Reduction Project (PRAREP) in Côte d'Ivoire and spoke with beneficiaries about the changes the project has brought in their lives.