More than just chocolate: supply chain model of production of cocoa crops in Côte d' Ivoire

Miguel Mujica Mota, Abdel El Makhloufi, Nico De Bock, Paolo Scala

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Côte d’Ivoire produces about 42 percent of the world’s total Cocoa but processes only a very few amount of the production. A big part of the country depends on the commercial benefits of the Cocoa production and supply chain of it. For that reason, the World Bank asked the simulation group of the Amsterdam U. of Applied Sciences in collaboration with the Port of Amsterdam to develop a simulation model that allows the politicians assess the performance of the supply chain of the Cocoa in that region of the world. The simulation model gave light to the potential of improvement in the supply chain by identifying inefficiencies, bottlenecks and blockers that hinder the efficient transport of Cocoa in the chain with the consequence of low productivity. The most important results are presented in the article together with suggestions for improvement in order to increase the wellbeing of the farmers in that region of Africa.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2018
EventTHE European Modeling and Simulation Symposium - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 17 Sept 201819 Sept 2018


ConferenceTHE European Modeling and Simulation Symposium


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