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Olam Agri Lays Foundation for New Cotton Gin in Kong, Côte d’Ivoire

Corporate | Business & Product

Olam Agri, a leading agribusiness transforming food, feed and fibre to cultivate a more sustainable future, has laid the foundation for the construction of its third cotton gin in Côte d’Ivoire. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on 12 May 2023 at the site in Kong and marks a significant milestone for the company’s commitment to sustainable cotton production in the country.

Cotton Gin

Cotton Gin

With over 20,000 cotton farmers under its guidance, Olam Agri’s cotton business has played a vital role in the country’s cotton industry. The new cotton gin in Kong, which is expected to be operational by April 2024, will further expand the company’s reach and strengthen its commitment to the cotton farming community.

We are proud to be taking this step towards strengthening our presence in Côte d’Ivoire and supporting the country’s cotton industry.

With the construction of the new cotton gin, we aim to increase our overall capacity and provide more farmers with access to quality infrastructure and services. Our focus on sustainability will remain at the forefront of our operations, and we are committed to creating a long-lasting impact for the cotton farming community.

Jean-François Touré

Managing Director of Olam Agri’s cotton business in Côte d’Ivoire

Olam Agri currently operates two wholly owned gins in Ouangolodougou and Ferkessédougou. The new cotton gin is expected to lead to the creation of over 180 job opportunities contributing to the local economy.