Created in 1969 to open up the southwest of the country, SOGB (La Société des Caoutchoucs de Grand Béréby) has become an undeniable regional development factor over the decades. Today, SOGB is the country’s second rubber producer and third palm oil producer.

The government decided to pull out of the national economy’s production sectors in 1990 and proceeded with the privatization of the rubber and oil palm sectors in 1995 and 1996.

Côte d’Ivoire

Famous for its cocoa and coffee, Côte d’Ivoire is also one of Africa’s leading palm oil and rubber producers.

  • Palm oil

Palm oil is an essential ingredient in Ivorian cuisine and is mainly consumed in refined form. It is also a significant source of wealth for the population. Indeed, the income of 2 million people depends on this sector today.

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