LITE 1: Permaculture on the Ivory Coast

Providing enterprise resources to global communities in an effort to create sustainable farming and economic relief


As an organization geared to produce Enterprise Project Management (EPM) for large commercial and government clients, the process is heavily involved with many people and complex operations. This density of organizing resources, budget, return on investment (ROI) and other core fundamentals share significant parallels with another principle – Permaculture. TEDI has always had a desire to give back to the community and help reinforce what EPM applications like SharePoint can contribute. We have discovered a way to channel our energy and knowledge into assisting developing nations a method of earning income, improving infrastructure, and supplying food through these methods.

TEDI is partnering with various organizations and countries to supply first hand this capability. Working with the Catholic Archdioceses of Toronto, the government of Cote D’Iviore, and US State Department, TEDI is orchestrating land acquisitions on the Ivory Coast. Our ambition is to partner with towns and villages throughout the Ivory Coast in producing a scalable method of Permaculture that will demonstrate first-hand the potency of EPM technologies like SharePoint alongside our personal dedication to make a difference.

LITEs 1: Permaculture in Cote D’Iviore

Mission Tasks

  1. Create a scalable permaculture initiative focused on Rubber Tree production on the Ivory Coast
  2. Rubber Trees provide a long term, scalable method of income through the sale of natural latex or vulcanization of this resource
  3. Supplement crops and livestock to produce renewable forms of energy to naturally sustain Rubber Trees without the use of harmful chemicals
  4. Supplement crops and livestock to produce consistent food sources for local towns
  5. Supplement crops and livestock to produce income for local town members
  6. Provide a Proof of Concept for large scale permaculture capabilities that produce food, income, and a sustainable method of using the planet’s resources to produce the desired effect

West Africa Community Lifestyle Enhancements

Sustainable Farming

Permaculture will impact two significant lifestyle enhancements to local communities. Rubber Trees will begin their development lifecycle and within 5 years produce high yield and high income. During this maturation, support crops and livestock will fuel Rubber Tree development (vs the use of chemicals and pesticides). In doing so, these plants and animals will provide immediate revenue and a source of food to the local community. These resources will continue to do so throughout the lifecycle of the Rubber Tree crops.

Infrastructure Development

Profits from income earned on support crops and livestock will not be pocketed. Instead, community develop will continue with road development, irrigation, education and other low or moderate cost enhancements for the community. With the advent of sales of liquid latex once maturation of rubber trees begin, profit will be directed toward larger infrastructure development including wind turbines for electrical production, broadband communication lines for internet sales/access, and much more

Community & Government Partnerships

The relationships we are building in the international community will provide new opportunities for both our organization and those we work to support. This LITE program will work to demonstrate our resilience and commitment and pave the way for new LITE programs that emerge in upcoming years.