Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

olam food ingredients (“ofi”) is a new operating group born out of Olam. ofi offers sustainable, natural, value-added food products and ingredients so that consumers can enjoy the healthy and indulgent products they love. It consists of industry-leading businesses of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts, and spices. ofi has built a unique global value chain presence including its own farming operations, farm-gate origination, and manufacturing facilities. ofi partners with customers, leveraging its complementary and differentiated portfolio of ‘on-trend’ food products, to co-create solutions that anticipate and meet changing consumer preferences as demand increases for healthier food that’s traceable and sustainable.

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Silver Sponsor

Solidaridad promotes sustainable production, inclusion, and agricultural service provision to smallholders through social enterprises. Market access, food security and nutrition, climate responsiveness, and community development are integral to our work. We collaborate with producers, workers, local communities, knowledge institutions, donors, regulators, and financial institutions in all our supply chain interventions.

Through our wholly-owned sourcing operations in Peru, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo, we can offer a competitive and reliable supply of certified and non-certified cocoa beans to our customers. Our engaged management of the supply chain from grower to processor and our ability to source high quality cocoa make us an ideal partner both for the international chocolate and pressing industry as well as for medium size chocolatiers.

MINKA SCS AG – business that changes lives!

Starlink Global & Ideal Ltd (SGI) is a foremost Nigerian Agricultural Commodity Trading Company. Our history dates back to 1948, however, our operation as it is today was incorporated in 2002, with formation and transition period between 1999 – 2002. SGI has grown tremendously through the years, and emerged the largest exporter of cocoa beans accounting for about 40 percent of Nigeria’s cocoa export. It has consistently featured in Nigerian Central Bank’s list of top-notch non-oil Exporters over the years. In 2020, SGI was among the top five (5) Nigerian non-oil exporters despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bronze Sponsor

Puratos is an international group, which offers a full range of innovative products and application expertise for artisans, industry, retailers and food service customers in the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors. Its headquarters are located on the outskirts of Brussels (Belgium), where the company was founded in 1919.

AgriTech Sponsor

AFEX harnesses Africa’s commodities and talent to build shared wealth and prosperity. Its infrastructure and platform investments work to unlock capital to power a trust economy in Africa’s commodities markets. Since its inception in 2014, AFEX has developed and deployed a viable commodities exchange model for the West African market and is on track to impact one million producers: providing services in productivity and value capture and access to finance and markets. By deploying an efficient market system, the company will facilitate trade with Africa worth over USD500 million in the next five years.
AFEX’s vision is to be the reference point for commodities in Africa. To achieve this goal, AFEX looks to introduce products that de-risk the sector, drive financial inclusion for rural communities, develop technology for data collection and market access, and enable capital deployment

Agroforestry Sponsor

Created in 1985 by cooperatives and mutuals from Quebec, SOCODEVI supports cooperative enterprises as a driver of sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development. Active in cocoa, SOCODEVI supports nearly a hundred cooperatives and their members along this value chain in West Africa (Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana) as well as in Latin America and the Caribbean (Colombia, Honduras and Haiti).

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