Nestlé’s Cocoa Plan in action, Côte d'Ivoire

Country: Côte d'Ivoire

Impact Area

  • Nutrition
  • Water
  • Rural Development
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Compliance
  • Community engagement
  • Gender balance & diversity
Sep 26, 2012, updated September 2012


The Nestlé R&D centre in Abidjan is developing a new facility that will supply over 10 million high-quality plantlets to cocoa farmers in 10 years. The plantlets are produced from high-yield and disease-tolerant varieties through an accelerated propagation method. Together with farmer training and premiums for better quality cocoa, the potential will be to increase yields four-fold and to increase farmer income . This will mean higher incomes for rural communities and a more reliable, higher quality supply to Nestlé, particularly important as 40% of the world’s cocoa comes from Côte d’Ivoire. For more information, visit the Cocoa Plan website

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