Cargill in Côte d'Ivoire

Cargill has been active in Côte d’Ivoire since 1997 and employs over 470 people in the following locations: Abidjan, Daloa, Gagnoa and San Pedro.


  • Cocoa origination
  • Production of cocoa products including cocoa liquor, butter, cake and powder



Cargill launched a $2.4m Public-Private partnership with Conseil du Café-Cacao,
CARE International and 14 cooperatives in Cote d’Ivoire to improve access to
education for 1,500 children and healthcare for over 25,000 people.


Cargill launched first-of-its-kind Coop Academy - training cooperative leaders in
business and management skills - in partnership with IDH, TechnoServe,
IFC (International Finance Corporation) and
INPHB (Insititut Nationale Polytechnique Houphouet Boigny).


Cargill and Syngenta began the YIRI+ partnership to help cocoa
smallholders to improve their yields and revenues through safe and efficient use
of crop protection

Cargill launched The Cargill Cocoa Promise

2002Cargill’s plant receives industry certification and quality award
2000Cargill’s cocoa processing plant in Abidjan starts production

Corporate Responsibility

Corporate responsibility is part of everything we do. We collaborate with organisations around the world to improve nutrition and health of those in our communities, provide access to education, encourage responsible stewardship of natural resources, foster sustainable economic development and promote responsible business practices in our supply chain.