Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1895, our privately held company employs 142 000 people in 65 countries. We help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and we are committed to sharing our global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social changes.

Cargill has been active in Africa since 1981. Today we operate in a number of different industries in the region including cocoa; cotton; grain and oilseeds; sugar; animal nutrition; energy trading and transportation. We have over 4,000 employees based in nine countries: Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, Ghana, Morocco, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Cargill also serves customers in other African countries in which we do not own assets or have employees on the ground, ranging from Malawi in the South to Tunisia in the North.

Cargill believes that African agriculture has an important role to play in helping feed a global population of nine billion people by 2050. Today, the company promotes sustainable agricultural practices and supports hundreds of thousands of African smallholder farmers, improving access to markets and providing training to increase farmers’ yields and incomes. It provides essential access to fertilizers and seeds, credit and loan assistance, and is establishing fair and transparent pricing policies. In addition to efforts to strengthen agricultural production, Cargill is working to improve livelihoods in local communities by supporting better access to education, healthcare and nutrition.

The company is exploring ways to help realize the potential of African agriculture. It is working with governments, non-governmental organizations and a range of stakeholders to develop sustainable markets for food grown on the continent, to accelerate investment and to bring about changes that will improve agriculture and benefit communities across the continent.