Cargill in Côte d'Ivoire
Cargill has been active in Côte d’Ivoire since 1997 and employs 500 people in the following locations: Abidjan, Daloa, Gagnoa and San Pedro. Our network of buying stations, commercial, sustainability and crop research teams work closely with cocoa farmers and communities to source locally grown beans for our state-of-the art processing operation which produces cocoa products for food and confectionery customers around the world. Additionally, we source and trade cotton from Côte d’Ivoire and neighboring markets in West Africa.
- Cocoa origination
- Production of cocoa products including cocoa liquor, butter, cake and powder
- Cotton sourcing and trading
2015 Cargill launches scheme in partnership with the International Finance Initiative (IFC) to offer affordable commercial finance to farmer cooperatives
2015 U.S $1.9m public-private partnership between Cargill, Conseil du Café-Cacao, CARE International and 14 cooperatives opens 11 new schools and 3 health centers to improve education for 1,650 children and healthcare for over 25,000 people
2013 Cargill launches first-of-its-kind Coop Academy to train over 300 cooperative leaders in business and management skills in partnership with IDH, TechnoServe, IFC (International Finance Corporation) and INPHB (Institute Nationale Polytechnique Houphouet Boigny)
2012 Launch of The Cargill Cocoa Promise, a global commitment to improve the livelihoods of farmers and their communities and to secure a long-term supply of cocoa
2002 Cargill’s plant received industry certification and quality award
2000 Cargill’s cocoa processing plant in Abidjan started production
Learn more about how Cargill is working to have the most sustainable food supply chains in the world.
Cargill West Africa S.A
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