Nestlé to distribute 12 million cocoa seedlings in Ivory Coast
Friday December 13 2013
Nestlé aims to help the world's top cocoa grower Ivory Coast head off a potential production crisis by distributing 12 million seedlings to the country's ageing plantations, the Swiss company said.
Ivory Coast achieved record cocoa output in 2011, topping 1.5 mln tonnes of beans, but many industry experts predict a gradual drop in production across West Africa as trees age and yields fall.
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