GNBCC Membership Upgrade: Business to Premium Membership- Cargill


GNBCC Membership Upgrade: Business to Premium Membership- Cargill

We are pleased to introduce Cargill, who has now upgraded from GNBCC Business Membership to Premium Membership. Please find below a write up about Cargill and a full company profile attached.

Cargill in Ghana

Cargill has been sourcing cocoa from Ghana for over 40 years and in 2008 opened its state-of-the-art cocoa processing facility in Tema, where it produces Cocoa Liquor, Cocoa Powder and Cocoa butter. Today the company has around 550 permanent and temporal employees processing cocoa products to service food and confectionary customers locally and around the world. In 2016 Cargill added a licensed buying company (LBC) to its Ghanaian footprint. The LBC operations offering employment to 320 permanent and temporal staff brings innovative ways to trade with our farmers placing emphasis on our sustainability and traceability efforts. Additionally, our animal nutrition business provides aqua feed which is supporting Ghana’s tilapia fish industry.


About Cargill

Cargill’s 155,000 employees across 70 countries work relentlessly to achieve our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Every day, we connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. We combine   157 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries. Side-by-side, we are building a stronger, sustainable future for agriculture.


Corporate Responsibility

Cargill is committed to operating responsibly as we pursue our goal to be the global leader in nourishing the world. We are committed to operating our business in a responsible way, reducing our environmental impact, and improving the communities where we live and work. The Cargill Cocoa Promise is our global commitment to support long-term sustainable cocoa production to make a difference to the lives of farmers and their communities, while meeting the growing global demand for better quality, sustainable cocoa beans. In Ghana we are working with COCOBOD and Solidaridad to provide support and training to farmers to improve their livelihoods, encourage better farming standards and increase yields. Additionally we are improving access to healthcare and education for local communities through our partnership with CARE, which enables more children to benefit from primary education and providing nutrition education to thousands of children and parents                       

Cargill Investments in Ghana

2021 US$13 million expansion of the Tema Processing Plant commissioned. 2019 Expansion of the Ghanaian cocoa processing plant capacity.

2016 Cargill added a Licensed Buying Company (LBC) to its operations in Ghana, allowing for direct sourcing from Ghanaian farmers and a more efficient implementation of the Cargill Cocoa Promise at scale

2016 Cargill and CARE agree on the PROSPER project (Prosperous Communities) which is a school building program intended to address the educational gap in 250 communities in the Western North region in Ghana.

2014 Investment in the CORIP project (Cocoa Rehabilitation and Intensification program) with a co-financing of the Dutch Government. $1.6 million was invested, including 25% from the Dutch Gover 12,000 farmers.

2013 Cargill renews partnership with CARE to support cocoa farmers in Ghana to increase incomes of farming families and improve primary education for over 12,500 children.

2012 Launch of The Cargill Cocoa Promise, a global commitment to improve the livelihoods of farmers and their communities and to secure a long-term supply of cocoa.

2010 Cargill announced a three-year $5 million commitment to support sustainable cocoa in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. 2008 Cargill officially opens its $100 million cocoa processing facility in Tema.



Cargill Ghana Limited
Tema Free Zones Enclave, Tema
PMB 251, Community 1,

Tel: +233 303 318 370

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