Despite living in the world’s biggest grower of cocoa beans, Ivory Coast residents have never quite embraced chocolate as part of the national diet.
Cocoa is Ivory Coast’s biggest cash crop, accounting for 22% of gross domestic product, more than half its exports and two-thirds of people’s jobs and incomes, according to the World Bank.
Ivorian president commissioned the country’s first major chocolate factory and companies like House of Chocolate are trying to make good out of it.
Ivory Coast just had its first domestic chocolate factory and is targeting to have 50% processed Cocoa by 2020 https://t.co/kaHgzfs9Fo— Mujica Magufuli (@africainmotion) March 25, 2016
The main ambition of the factory is to achieve quality production and profit from Ivory Coast’s natural resources.
In doing so, trying to boost employment and satisfy Ivorians alike.
Ghana, Ivory Coast want a bigger cut of world chocolate billions—why their 'CHOCPEC' tie-up could be a game changer https://t.co/4ibT4bL7uw— Charles Onyango-Obbo (@cobbo3) March 23, 2016