About ADM Ghana
ADM operates a cocoa processing plant in the Republic of Ghana, the world’s second largest producer of cocoa. ADM has been in the country since 2005 with the aim of exploring cocoa processing opportunities, and in 2009 we opened a facility in Kumasi. Today, we play a vital role in adding value to the nation’s cocoa bean crop and supplying semi-finished products to customers in the candy, bakery and cosmetics industries.
ADM employs approximately 100 people at the plant in Kumasi, which is one of the nation’s largest and compliments ADM’s cocoa facilities in nearby Côte d'Ivoire. The plant allows ADM to process cocoa beans close to the farmers of the Ashanti region, a traditional area for cocoa production.
ADM ships cocoa products under the UNICAO® brand from Ghana to Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. Cocoa beans from Ghana help create products for ADM's deZaan™ brand.
ADM works with farmers, grower cooperatives, government and non-governmental organizations, academia and industry partners to improve the lives of cocoa farmers around the globe through programs such as the Sustainable Tree Crop Program and organizations like the World Cocoa Foundation.
As part of our commitment to helping communities in Ghana, ADM has undertaken several community projects, including the supply of computers to local schools, the construction of wells and the construction of a sanitary facility in the neighboring Kaase village. ADM has also partnered with Gesllschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) to provide a comprehensive health program to prevent and treat HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and other infectious diseases in the community.