The Products

Pineapple

 

Ivoire Organics pineapple fields are located in Bonoua, a little town 50 km away from Abidjan, the Ivorian economic capital. 15 farmers constitute the pineapple producer group, growing a total surface of 70 hectares (ha). The main field, about 50ha, is the common property of the cooperative while the remaining 20ha are private fields belonging to some farmers and grown in a contract deal based on purchase guaranty offered by Ivoire Organics.

Harvesting is scheduled on a weekly basis, starting 14 months after planting. The harvested fruits are packed, stuffed in reefer containers right at Ivoire organics packing station in Bonoua and transported to the Abidjan port for shipment. In order to preserve high quality the whole process takes place within 24 hours after harvesting. Only 11 days are necessary to reach the destination port; a short time that allows Ivoire Organics to harvest their pineapple at good maturity.

Ivoire Organics farmers do not apply any colorant or additive to the fruits which are sun ripened and coloured. There is no chemical application on Ivoire Organics farms. Composting and mulching are applied as fertilizers whereas crushed seeds and leaves of neem tree are used as natural pest control if necessary.

 

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Pineapple Fields in the Bonoua Region


*fields are red-colored on the map. All fields are identified by a code composed by the abbreviation IOP (Ivoire Organics Plantation) followed by a number representing field number.

 

Coconuts

 

Ivoire Organics owns 505ha of coconuts trees distributed among 13 farms, located in Assouinde and Jacqueville, 70km east and 50 km west from Abidjan respectively.
Ivoire Organics farmers grow mainly two varieties of coconut: dwarf and hybrids.  The dwarf variety is extensively grown throughout Ivory Coast, while the hybrid is grown only in specific regions. The cooperative has an annual production capacity of 1,500 tonnes of coconuts from which about 30% is exported to the European market. The 70% remaining are either sold on the local market or transformed into copra for local consumption.

 

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Coconuts Fields in Jacqueville Region


*fields are red-colored on the map. All fields are identified by a code composed by the abbreviation IOP (Ivoire Organics Plantation) followed by a number representing field number.

 

Mango

 

Grown throughout the northern part of Ivory Coast, the main production regions are Korhogo and Sinematial. Ivoire Organics mango fields are located exactly in Korhogo, about 600km from Abidjan. The cooperative owns 200ha of mango trees distributed among 16 farms.
The juicy and sweet flavoured Kent mango is the main variety produced by Ivoire Organics, followed by the Amelie and Keitt. The cooperative produces an average of 1,200 tonnes of mangoes per annum, with the season starting mid February and extending through until late June. During this period, about 150 seasonal workers are employed for harvesting and post-harvesting activities such as sorting, washing, packing, palletizing and stuffing.

 

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Mango Fields in the Korogho Region


*fields are red-colored on the map. All fields are identified by a code composed by the abbreviation IOP (Ivoire Organics Plantation) followed by a number representing field number.

 

Cashewnuts

 

Beside of mango, Ivoire Organics owns additional 200ha of cashew trees in the Korhogo region. The cashew fields have been certified in 2012 with the idea of securing additional income for the mango farmers as mango season lasts for 5 months only.

 

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Cashew Fields in the Korogho Region


*fields are red-colored on the map. All fields are identified by a code composed by the abbreviation IOP (Ivoire Organics Plantation) followed by a number representing field number.