COCOPACK is a fair trade coconut producer based in Ivory
Coast. The organisation is a major employer in Grand Bassam,
especially of women who make up more than 70% of the workforce.
A family initiative which has grown over the years,
COCOPACK primarily produces coconuts for export. In 2014, in order
to expand and strengthen their business relationship their buyer
Agrofair introduced them to Fairtrade.
Renaud Goirand is a coconut producer and member of
COCOPACK. He said:
We are delighted to have received the loan from Shared
Interest. This will enable us to solve a number of
challenges. The loan will allow us to purchase a tractor,
which will improve efficiency in the coconut plantation based
nearly 200 miles away. It will also help us upgrade our fruit
processing plant and improve protective equipment for our