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, Oumé, San Pedro, Soubre.


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


2011Cargill signs a new memorandum of understanding with ANADER to expand its farmer training activities in Côte d’Ivoire.
2010Cargill announces a three-year $5 million commitment to support sustainable cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire
Cargill opens fourth up-country buying station in Oumé 2007 Cargill opens third up-country buying station in Soubre
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.

Sustainability is an integral part of our cocoa and chocolate business. Through the Cargill Sustainable Cocoa Program we are taking actions that are delivering real, long-term benefits for cocoa farmers, their families and their local communities while securing the long term sustainability of cocoa production.

Cargill has been training thousands of Ivorian cocoa farmers for more than 10 years to help them increase their yields, improve quality and adopt more sustainable practices.

In 2011/12 Cargill aims to train over 60,000 farmers throughout its network of 1,100 farmer field schools in Cote d’Ivoire. This will enable cooperatives to obtain independent UTZ certification and receive premium payments for their yields.