- Plant propagation by somatic embryogenesis and orthotropic shoots techniques, applied to cocoa and coffee; varieties assessment
In 2009, Nestle opened its Research & Development Center in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Through its research program, the R&D Abidjan contributes to the deepening of agriculture and local raw materials knowledge; and works on the development of traditional African ingredients with a focus on improving their agronomic, nutritional and organoleptic qualities, in order to make them meeting the tastes and needs of African consumers.
R&D Abidjan employs 43 people including highly qualified team of scientists, engineers, technologists, technicians, quality experts, and sensory analysis specialists who collaborate with Nestlé's global research and development network. R&D Abidjan also collaborate with universities and other research institutes around the world.