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Cote D'Ivoire

The world's largest producer of cocoa and our next step in production.
Largest Cocoa Producer

Cote D’Ivorie is home to the largest production levels of cocoa in the world. Cote D’Ivorie is also home to the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO).

In 2015, we had the privilege of speaking in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) at a meeting of the International Cocoa Organization, a global institution that comprises the world’s largest cocoa-producing and cocoa-consuming countries. Our presentation has attracted considerable interest from representatives from the ICCO Member-countries and industry-representatives

43% of all cocoa production
2500Tons year 1 refinement
6million cocoa farmers
12,500Tons expected year 2 refinement
Ivory Coast map showing Abidjan
cupped hands holding cocoa beans
Dr. Jean Marc Anga

In December, 2019 the previous executive director of the ICCO, Dr. Jean Marc Anga joined the OPC Board of Directors to further our progress in developing relationships in the cocoa industry and Cote D'Ivoire.

Our Venture Partners

In 2018, we entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with  NCV, our joint venture partner in Cote D'Ivoire. Expanding our business with local representation has furthered our relationships and position in the local economy.

halved yellow cacao pods showing exposed beans
Pile of Cacao Pods next to wooden cup


Through the work of NCV our partner in Cote D’Ivoire, in 2020, we entered into a joint development agreement with Électricité de France to combine our licensed technology with the production of electricity. This unique approach will allow the energy obtained from burning the cocoa husk to produce much needed electricity for the outlying villages in the cocoa production area and the waste ash will be processed to produce potassium carbonate and derivative products.

Empowering Local Economy

The industrial application of OPC’s licenced technology in an integrated energy/potash project in partnership with a global electricity producer is the culmination of years of R&D and the successor to our previous successful completion of the pilot plant in Ghana. We strongly believe that this commercially robust development plan in Côte d’Ivoire will now serve as a model implementation in other cocoa producing countries.

We aim to foster growth that works for everyone; we will help increase women’s access to economic opportunities and resources. This will help women and girls achieve the economic independence they need to take control of their lives

The sun setting over a field in the Ivory Coast
Collection of cacao pods

Our Goal

We continue to help farms, families and women generate additional income from jobs and education. Additionally, we plan to further develop our technology, in combination with electrical production, and increase the overall output of organic based potash for both local and international consumption.

Our goal is to make a difference, providing additional resources to those who need them most.

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