Our Assets

Africa: World’s breadbasket

In 2000, we observed that all the developing parts of the world saw malnutrition decrease; affecting now less than 10% of the population (instead of 33% 30 years ago), but sub-Saharan Africa.

Yet, this part of the world sits on arable lands, water, sun and has workforce. Thus, we should apply the successful models that has been apply elsewhere, creating powerful fully integrated operations and prices mechanisms ensuring farmers a stable income.

For the ADVENS Group, this is an appropriate moment: For 40 years, there has been a drop in real prices of agricultural productions estimated to 56% between 1961 and 2007 by the World Bank, due to the excess of supply over the supply over demand.

Nowadays, the long-term trend is on the rise since market terms are reversed. The promotion of the available lands in South Sahara is the only way to eradicate malnutrition in Africa and worldwide.

A Fully integrated operator

Independent and complementary sectors

The ADVENS Group is one of the rare independent group whose activities are paying 25 million of farmers and their families spread in the main countries of the Western and Central African sub Regions.

Its subsidiaries are established in the main available watersheds of arable lands, which enhancement is essential for local and global food consumption satisfaction while respecting environmental concerns.

The ADVENS Group is in position to actively accompany the sustainable restructuring of the subsidiaries. It can implement valuable cotton/ subsistence synergies: cereal, oleaginous, animal feed production, farmers training, logistics (field- port of shipment transportation then to final customer).

The ADVENS Group ensure, in a long-term vision, profitably investments and regular income for the farmers.

The ADVENS Group establishes partnerships with the States, the economic interests involved: farmers’ organizations, private stakeholders form the farming sector, and international groups providing their expertise and funding.

From soil to our consumers

Farming

Processing

valorization

Trading and Logistics

consumer

Présentation

Our Activities

From a trading activity aimed to put through customers and agricultural producers, the ADVENS Group positioned itself since mid-2000 on the peanut, rail transport and cotton sector, rapidly becoming a real industrial fully integrated operator in those sectors. Since 2011, the ADVENS Group is refocusing its activity on cotton.

Agro Industry

The ADVENS Group through its subsidiary GEOCOTON, is a major industrial operator in Africa with a fully integrated chain. He is also the business and industrial partner of the biggest African cotton companies.

Energy

The Group has recently started developing the energy sector. A partnership has been signed with URBASOLAR in photovoltaic energy sector.

Engineering & Supplies

From research and development to technical support, the ADVENS Group gets involved in every step of the cotton industry. With its subsidiaries GEOCOTON and SOSEA, the ADVENS group can conceive, build and support the development of any industrial project.

Logistics & Services

The ADVENS group has a unique competence in quality control and logistics services.

The ADVENS Group is also a provider of insurance and risk management solutions.

Trading

With its subsidiaries ADVENS and COPACO, the Group is specialized in cotton, raw materials and agribusiness trading.

Our locations

Be the major’s partner of Africa

The ADVENS Group mainly operates in French-speaking Africa (Western and Central Africa).

  • Groupe ADVENS

    53 avenue Victor Hugo
    75116 PARIS
    FRANCE

    www.advens-groupe.com

  • SOSEA

    13 Rue de la Perdrix,
    93290 Tremblay-en-France
    France

    sosea@sosea.net

    www.sosea.net

  • DIA (Bureau d'études ADVENS) - Département Agro-Industriel

    53 avenue Victor Hugo
    75116 Paris
    France

    www.advens-groupe.com

  • COPACO

    53 avenue Victor Hugo
    75116 Paris
    France

    www.advens-groupe.com

  • URBASOLAR AFRICA

    75 allée Wilhelm Roentgen
    CS 40935
    34 961 MONTPELLIER
    France

    www.urbasolar.com

  • PAI (Produits et Accessoires Industriels)

    Route du Hoc
    76700 Gonfreville-l'Orcher
    France

    www.pai-france.fr

  • GEOCOTON

    53 avenue Victor Hugo
    75116 Paris
    France

  • PODIA

    Bâtiment les sitelles-Hall B13
    rue de la perdrix
    CS 60047
    95926
    Roissy Charles de Gaulle cedex
    France

    www.podia.fr

  • SOCOMA

    01 BP
    2084 Ouagadougou 01
    Burkina Faso

    dg@socoma.net

    www.socoma.net

  • SN CITEC

    BP 1300
    Bobo Dioulasso
    Burkina Faso

    sncitec@sncitec.bf

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  • REA (Réseaux et énergies d'Afrique)

    Ex secteur 28
    avenue Tang-Sooba
    Lot 14
    Section SO s/C 11BHP 990
    Ouagadougou 11
    Burkina Faso

  • GC MALI

    Immeuble SODIS
    Niaréla
    Rue 422
    Porte F288
    Bamako
    République du Mali

  • CMDT

    100, Avenue de la MARNE Bozola 
    B.P. : 487
    Bamako
    République du Mali

    www.cmdt-mali.net

Cotton

By intervening throughout the entire value chain, from research and development, farmers trainings, managing and valorizing natural resources, to commercialization, including factory building, oil mill, logistics and trading, the ADVENS GEOCOTON Group is able to accompany the rural, economic and industrial development of the country where he is operating.

For the ADVENS Group:
“ everything is good in cotton”

Infography

Today, after its vesting period, the ADVENS Group structured and consolidated its entities to establish a Group divided in 5 complementary axes:

Agro industry

Energy

Ingineering
& Supplies

Logistics
& Services

Trading