(Ecofin Agency) - US trader Cargill announces it plans an investment of $120.5million in the agribusiness sector in Côte d’Ivoire. Specifically, the company wants to finance the expansion of its cocoa grinding plant Micao.
Works will be carried out in two phases, the first phase will be completed in April 2020 and the second in April 2021. After it is done, the plant’s annual capacity will increase from 110,000 to 170,000 tons.
In April 2018, the American group unveiled a project to expand its cocoa grinding plants in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. This initiative is part of its strategy to increase its beans processing activity by 2 to 3% per year.