Ivorian port cocoa arrivals have been very strong. Since the main crop harvest began in October, 868,000 tonnes of cocoa beans have been delivered. That compares with just over 600,000 tonnes at this juncture of the marketing year over the past few seasons.
So why is an oil and materials manager getting his boots dirty in Sierra Leone? The cocoa plantation is only one example of a company producing a commodity that we believe will be sought by the world’s growing middle class population.