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High-quality food products and ingredients from the Ivory Coast


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.


  • 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 limes lie on a table

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.

A selection of different spices is presented on spoons

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

Fruit attraction event

Fresh produce trade fair

Fruit Attraction 2024

Madrid // 08.10. - 10.10.2024

Save the date: IPD is once again connecting European buyers with carefully screened producers from its partner…

International Food Trade fair

SIAL 2024

Paris // 19.10. - 23.10.2024

Save the date: IPD is once again bringing a variety of natural ingredients to SIAL. 

We will be presenting over 40…


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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. 


Your contact for Côte d'Ivoire
[Translate to Englisch:]

Thomas Derstadt

Expert Sourcing + Markets

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

[Translate to Englisch:]

Caroline Moraza

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tunisia, Ukraine)
Fresh Produce (Ukraine)