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Your agricultural products for Europe


Healthy nutrition is more than just a trendy topic in Europe - the demand for sustainably produced products is high. The Ivory Coast possesses the ideal conditions to conquer the European market with fresh food products. Europe also offers a wide range of opportunities for producers of natural ingredients, provided that their high standards of product quality and sustainable production conditions are met.

  • Tropical fruits, such as mangos or pineapples are hugely popular in Europe. The demand for organic fruit in particular is growing rapidly.  
  • Vegetables such as sweet potatoes were for a long time only a niche product in the European market - this is changing.
  • Natural ingredients (ginger, turmeric, dried fruits), especially organic produce - have an enormous export potential. 

Especially relevant for you as an exporter of these products from the Ivory Coast: IPD is represented locally with an office and can therefore better support you with your exports to Europe. We look forward to hearing from you!


  • Targeted networking with European importers
  • Export preparation for the European market
  • IPD office on-site enables fast, qualified contacts

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Our products from Côte d'Ivoire
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Fresh produce

The European demand of fresh fruits & vegetables is high. Importers require a constant and regular supply of fresh produce. Use the opportunity to export your products to the European market. 

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Natural ingredients

Europe requires natural ingredients for foods, pharmaceuticals or cosmetics. Herbs, spices, oils and much more are important for diverse industries. Have a look here what is needed specifically.

We support you in successfully selling your products to Europe.

If you offer products from Ivory Coast, then entering the European market could be profitable for you. We are happy to inform you about your opportunities and possibilities. 

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Country report Côte d’Ivoire

Tropical agricultural country with diversity and dynamism

Côte d'Ivoire once owed its reputation as Africa's economic miracle country to cocoa exports - until the fall in cocoa prices, civil war and ongoing political unrest led the country into a crisis. Since 2012, the political situation has stabilized, and the economy has recorded annual growth of around nine percent. Today, Côte d'Ivoire is once again one of the most dynamic economies in West Africa. The engine of economic development is agriculture, and agricultural products also play a key role in exports.

Learn more about our work in our country report Côte d’Ivoire.


»IPD supported us over several months - with extensive knowledge and professional experts. We are very grateful for this cooperation. It allowed us to significantly improve our knowledge, confidence and ability to do business with European importers.«

Jean-Marc Eliaka 
CEO Natural Products Import / Export

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Market reports

Consumer demand for mangoes in Germany is on the rise. In the competitive German and EU markets, mangoes are commercially the second largest tropical…

Papaya consumption in Europe is not yet as common as it is in most tropical countries, but it is gradually increasing. Developments in better…

Imports of fresh pineapples into the European market have stabilised at around 900 thousand tonnes in recent years. In 2017, there was a good supply…

Product Fact Sheet: Exporting moringa to Europe

Dried Moringa oleifera powder is mainly used in nutritional supplements in the European health products sector. Health product companies are looking…

Product Fact Sheet: Exporting Baobab to Europe

The European market for baobab is divided into three segments: Health products, foods, and personal care products. Each segment has different channels…

Product Fact Sheet: Dried tropical fruit in Europe

In the medium to long term, the European market for dried tropical fruit is expected to show stable growth of 5-6% in volume annually. This growth is…

In the long term, the European market for cashew nuts is expected to show stable growth. Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Italy and…

Although the manufacturing of semi-finished cocoa products is interesting from the perspective of developing countries, the European market for this…

Your contact
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Thomas Derstadt

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Fresh produce (Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal)

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Caroline Moraza

Expert Sourcing + Markets

Natural ingredients (Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tunisia, Ukraine)
Fresh Produce (Ukraine)

IPD Office Côte d'Ivoire
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Sabrina Jauss

Regional Expert

IPD HUB Côte d‘Ivoire/Ghana