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
Trading and Logistics
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.
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.
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.
With its subsidiaries ADVENS and COPACO, the Group is specialized in cotton, raw materials and agribusiness trading.
Be the major’s partner of Africa
The ADVENS Group mainly operates in French-speaking Africa (Western and Central Africa).
53 avenue Victor Hugo
DIA (Bureau d'études ADVENS) - Département Agro-Industriel
53 avenue Victor Hugo
53 avenue Victor Hugo
75 allée Wilhelm Roentgen
34 961 MONTPELLIER
PAI (Produits et Accessoires Industriels)
Route du Hoc
Bâtiment les sitelles-Hall B13
rue de la perdrix
Roissy Charles de Gaulle cedex
100, Avenue de la MARNE Bozola
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République du Mali
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”
Today, after its vesting period, the ADVENS Group structured and consolidated its entities to establish a Group divided in 5 complementary axes: