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High-quality food products and ingredients from the Ivory Coast

DIVERSITY AND QUALITY

The Republic of Côte d’Ivoire – to give the Ivory Coast its official name – has ideal conditions for the cultivation of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as natural ingredients for the European import market.

The products are mostly sourced from smallholder farming operations. The diversification of agriculture in Côte d’Ivoire helps to reduce Ivorian farmer`s dependence on the cocoa industry, as well as creating new jobs.

IPD promotes this process and has staff on-site for this purpose, who are constantly and actively involved at the local level. This not only facilitates the screening and evaluation of the companies that are suitable as trade partners for you, but it also ensures a generally rapid mediation of contacts.

The Ivory Coast offers wide product diversity and high quality. IPD mediates contacts to reliable suppliers of sustainably produced fruit and vegetables (including organic-quality produce) or natural ingredients for foods and cosmetics.

YOUR BENEFITS

  • IPD regional office (IPD HUB) facilitates quick, competent contact
  • Good combination of diversity and quality
  • Many products in organic quality

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Our products from Côte d’Ivoire

Fresh fruit & vegetables

Tropical diversity: Ivorian IPD companies have a lot to offer, fruits such as mango, pineapple and papaya; but subtropical vegetables such as ginger, turmeric or cassava are part of their range as well.

Natural ingredients

Traditionally, Côte d'Ivoire is known for its cocoa. Besides processed products such as cocoa butter and cocoa powder, IPD companies also export dried tropical fruits or natural ingredients for cosmetics, such as essential oils, shea butter and cashew oil.  

We connect you to your new business partners. 

We will be happy to provide you with comprehensive information about our diverse range of offers from Côte d’Ivoire.

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Our matchmaking events

Get to know our companies from Côte d'Ivoire

Food & beverage industry

Food ingredients Europe 2022

Paris //  06.12. - 08.12.2022

Meet reliable suppliers. Find out about innovative ingredients

At Europe's most important trade fair for natural…

Trade fair for fresh produce  

Fruit Logistica 2023

Berlin //  08.02. - 10.02.2023

IPD will once again be mediating reliable suppliers e.g. from Côte d`Ivoire, Egypt, Ecuador, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco,…

Trade Fair for Organic Food

Biofach 2023

Nuremberg //  14.02. -17.02. 2023

Discover the organic potential from 17 partner countries!  

Under the motto "Organic Sourcing for development",…

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Country report Côte d’Ivoire

Tropical agricultural country with diversity and dynamism

Côte d'Ivoire once owed its reputation as Africa's economic miracle country to cocoa exports - until the fall in cocoa prices, civil war and ongoing political unrest led the country into a crisis. Since 2012, the political situation has stabilized, and the economy has recorded annual growth of around nine percent. Today, Côte d'Ivoire is once again one of the most dynamic economies in West Africa. The engine of economic development is agriculture, and agricultural products also play a key role in exports.

Learn more about our work in our country report Côte d’Ivoire. 

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Your contact for Côte d'Ivoire

Thomas Derstadt

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Fresh produce (Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya)

[Translate to Englisch:]

Caroline Moraza

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Tunisia)