Madagascar

Andzavibe, Ambanja
13°36’49.3”S
48°26’2.3”E

In 1906, Lucien Millot created the plantation in Andzavibe that today still bears his name. The Société Millot manages nearly 1,300 hectares and employs almost 500 people. Valrhona has had a relationship in Madagascar with Millot for over 30 years. Today, we have exclusive purchasing rights over all of the cocoa grown on the Millot plantation – an organic certified plantation spanning around 600 hectares – as well as over the cocoa grown by a network of local producers. In 2016, Valrhona and Millot decided to take their historic partnership even further, and Valrhona became a shareholder in the Société Millot. This significant investment allows us to cement our shared ambitions and together build our long-term development plan.

1986 Start of the partnership

2016 Valrhona became a shareholder

1,285 Producers

And 500 employees on the Millot plantation

2014 - 2018

Renovation of a village for Millot employees and their families

2015

Construction of a primary healthcare center, providing Millot employees and their families with rapid access to healthcare, including consultations and free medication

2017

Launch of an agroforestry project in North East Madagascar. The aim is to educate producers about growing cocoa with other crops such as vanilla, thus reducing their vulnerability to the extreme fluctuations in the price of vanilla

45 new houses

70,000 cocoa trees

planted in agroforestry systems

2,563 medical consultations

in 2020, with 95% of illnesses treated on site