Côte d’Ivoire

    We opened our first business in Côte d’Ivoire in 1994. Today, over two million people earn part or all of their livelihoods through our operations as farmers, staff, service providers and their dependents.

    We source directly from over 185,000 farming families, and a vast network of local traders. Our offices, processing facilities and warehousing spaces are located strategically to support our growers and to connect us quickly to our markets.

    During our tenure, we’ve made major investments in infrastructure, enhancing employment opportunities. We actively support the development of the sectors we participate in, and the sustainability of the livelihoods of those involved.

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    Coffee, Cocoa and Cashew

    Through our group company ofi, we’ve made major investments in processing facilities for coffee, cocoa and cashew, providing employment for thousands of nationals, many of whom are women.

    Mantra Logistics

    Since 2006, Mantra, our shipping and logistics company, has been providing warehousing, clearing and forwarding export and import solutions – both internally and directly to customers. We have two major port hubs in Abidjan and San Pedro, and we operate 14 warehouses.

    Growing Responsibly

    Growing responsibly is our ethos. We actively engage with our growing communities to improve livelihoods and community wellbeing, and to safeguard natural resources. In CDI we support over 185,000 farmer families. Our sustainability approach is complemented by third-party certifications, including Cotton Made in Africa (CMiA), Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade, Organic, UTZ Certified and 4C.

    Associations and Partnerships

    We work closely with government bodies and industry associations to provide full assurance to our customers of our products’ quality and traceability. 

    Our partnerships include the Conseil Café Cacao (CCC), Conseil Coton Anacarde (CCA), Confederation Générale des Entreprises de Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI), African Cashew Alliance (ACA), APROCOT-CI (cotton ginners association). We are trusted partners of development agencies, NGOs and a range of programmes, including the ComCashew (formerly African Cashew Initiative) and Competitive African Cotton initiative (COMPACI). 

    InFocus

    Fully Traceable Products

    Our proprietary data collection solution (OFIS) provides customers with full traceability and an unparalleled understanding of who supplies their raw materials to farm level. 

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    Olam as an Employer

    Olam is one of the largest employers in the country, with over 5,000 employees, including sub-contracted workers. More than 90% are Ivorian and 45% are women.

    We partner with schools, universities and professional associations to attract talent and offer meaningful career paths. We offer tailored training and coaching through programmes such as Growing African Leaders, Graduate Engineering, Finance Leaders, and our Leadership Development Programme to help individuals maximise their potential. 

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    Whether you’re interested in speaking to our country management team, enquiring about one of our products or partnering with us, we want to hear from you.

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