Règle correspondante
Côte d’Ivoire
Practice Relating to Rule 54. Attacks against Objects Indispensable to the Survival of the Civilian Population
Section C. Attacks in case of military necessity
Côte d’Ivoire’s Teaching Manual (2007) provides in Book III, Volume 2 (Instruction of second-year trainee officers):
II.2.5. Protection of goods indispensable for the survival of the population
A policy of scorched earth can be applied in exceptional cases when it is absolutely necessary to defend the national territory against invasion. 
Côte d’Ivoire, Droit de la guerre, Manuel d’instruction, Livre III, Tome 2: Instruction de l’élève officier d’active de 2ème année, Manuel de l’instructeur, Ministère de la Défense, Forces Armées Nationales, November 2007, p. 31.
In Book IV (Instruction of heads of division and company commanders), the Teaching Manual provides:
II.2.3. Objects indispensable to the survival of the population
If a Party to the conflict defends the national territory against invasion, it can attack objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population if:
- the objects are located on the national territory of that Party or under its control;
- an attack against these objects is required by imperative military necessity. 
Côte d’Ivoire, Droit de la guerre, Manuel d’instruction, Livre IV: Instruction du chef de section et du commandant de compagnie, Manuel de l’élève, Ministère de la Défense, Forces Armées Nationales, November 2007, pp. 37–38.