1. Introduction 3
2. Overview of Ivory Coast 4
3. Cocoa production 5
3.1. How to have good quality cocoa beans? 5
3.2. The different actors of the cocoa sector 6
4. Analysis of the supply chain from the producer to the consumers and suggested solutions 11
4.1. Analysis of the supply chain from the producer to the consumers 11
4.2. Suggested solutions 11
5. Conclusions 12
6. Sources 13
7. Appendix 14
Currently, the term logistics was actively used in economic activity. Also people started to use term logistics in agricultural activity and farming.
Logistics is the management of the flow of products and services between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet the requirements of customers. Logistics involves the integration of information, transporting, inventory, warehousing, material handling, packaging and security. Logistics is a channel of the supply chain which adds the value of time and place utility.
I chose this subject due to the last events that occurred in Ivory Coast lately. The last presidential election entailed serious changes in economics. By following the news, I learned that Ivory Coast was the 1st world producer of cocoa. So I decided to make your report about how it is produced, worked up and distributed.
Agriculture is the main sector of the economy in Ivory Coast. Development of agricultural production is based on improving the structure of sown areas of crops, the introduction of soil conservation tillage, intensive cultivation technologies of consumer products. Also it provides a correct specialization of households with an optimal combination of industry, application of science-based farming systems and livestock. That’s why successful logistic operations are so important in this field.
There are many different flows in agricultural field. But how it works with cocoa? Below...