The agri-business division is headed by Agricorp and consists of agricultural activities across Europe, Africa and Asia, including the cultivation of essential products ranging from import-substitution crops to vanilla, spices and niche products.
The division relies on long-term and sustainable relationships with farmers, growers, customers and partners. We deliver both perishable and processed food products to local markets in Western Africa as well as to international clients worldwide.
Our diversified model and broad range of products reduces our exposure to changes in demand and environmental conditions. We operate in both domestic and international markets at different stages of the agricultural and food supply chain.
Our investment strategy has a strong focus on sustainable use of assets and resources, essential for the quality of our products and our business development. We currently manage significant land banks in West Africa, as well as food processing and packaging facilities in strategic European locations.
Our strong focus on quality, notably buoyed by internationally acknowledged certifications, had enabled us to build a network of blue-chip clients who purchase our own brands as well as sell our white-label products.
We work with local teams, build on traditional agri-food production expertise and draw from our international experience to create efficient operations and effective routes to market.
Full transparency enables us to build strong relationships with our local partners, suppliers and customers.
LOCAL VALUE CREATION
We strongly encourage the development of on-site processing and transformation activity, thus ensuring a stronger source of income for our suppliers.
We seek to minimise any negative impact on the environment and to comply with applicable laws, regulations and other environmental management requirements. We conserve and protect environmental resources through a broad range of proactive initiatives.
Our people are fundamental to our success. We hire and train people locally and we encourage promotion to senior positions from the communities where we operate. We treat our people fairly, and with respect, and ensure they have the opportunity to develop their careers to match their potential.
VANILLA & SPICES
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
We manage and develop agricultural activities in West and Central Africa.
We produce, procure, process and export high-quality vanilla and spices in Madagascar and Mauritius.
We cultivate, source and market fruits, vegetables, salads, herbs and superfoods.
We market canned vegetables, and vegetable-based food processed in our own facilities.