Cassava growing in Côte d’Ivoire

Country: Côte d'Ivoire

Impact Area

  • Nutrition
  • Water
  • Rural Development
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Compliance
  • Community engagement
Sep 18, 2012, updated September 2012

Background

Cassava growing in Côte d’Ivoire
CÔTE D'IVOIRE: at a plantation, owner MRS Asso Koffi - a supplier of cassava to Nestlé - discusses her crop with Pondo Kouamé, our head of agricultural services in the region.

Cassava is a staple food in Africa and many also depend on it for their livelihoods. In Côte d’Ivoire, the cassava we buy goes to our factory near the capital, Abidjan, where it is used to produce Maggi bouillon cubes, with added minerals and vitamins. Maggi cubes are widely used by local people to enrich and flavour recipes, including the cassava dishes that are an important part of the diet.

Programme description

Value to Society

Value to Nestlé

Next Steps

UN Millenium Development Goal

  • 1 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • 2 Achieve universal primary education
  • 3 Promote gender equality and empower women
  • 4 Reduce child mortality
  • 5 Improve maternal health
  • 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • 7 Ensure environmental sustainability
  • 8 Develop global partnerships