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Inspecting cocoa in the Ivory Coast


Africa produces in excess of 70% of the world cocoa crop and is the heart of Olam’s cocoa sourcing operations. We are the leading exporter of cocoa beans from Africa with an extensive footprint spanning Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Republic of Congo in West Africa as well as Tanzania and Uganda in East Africa.

We have an established and consolidated market leading position in our Asian sourcing operations with annual procurement in excess of 100,000 tonnes, mainly from Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Although Olam is one of the largest originators and suppliers of cocoa beans, we also focus on additional niche areas. We supply fine-flavour cocoa from the Andean region to chocolate connoisseurs of the world and are a large supporter of organic cocoa in East Africa.