Africa: World’s breadbasket
In 2000, we observed that malnutrition decreased in all developing world regions; affecting now less than 10% of the population (instead of 33% 30 years ago), except in 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 have been applied elsewhere, creating powerful fully-integrated operations and prices mechanisms ensuring growers a stable income.
For the ADVENS Group, this is an appropriate moment: since 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 demand.
Nowadays, the long-term trend is on the rise since market terms are reversed. The promotion of the lands available in the 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 groups whose activities generate incomes to 25 million growers and their families, distributed in the main countries of the Western and Central African Sub-Regions.
Its subsidiaries are set up in the main available areas of arable lands, whose development is essential for the satisfaction of local and global food consumption while complying with environmental concerns.
The ADVENS Group is in position to actively accompany the sustainable revamping of subsidiaries. It can implement valuable cotton/ subsistence synergies: cereal, oleaginous, animal feed production, farmers training, logistics (field – transport to the shipment port then to the final customer).
The ADVENS Group ensures, in a long-term vision, profitable investments and regular incomes to growers.
The ADVENS Group builds 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 the soil to our consumers
Trading and Logistics
From a trading activity whose goal is to put through customers and agricultural growers, the ADVENS Group has been positioning on the peanut, rail transport and cotton sectors since the mid-2000s, rapidly becoming a true industrial fully-integrated operator in those sectors. Since 2011, the ADVENS Group has been refocusing its activity on the cotton activity.
Through its subsidiary GEOCOTON, the ADVENS Group is a major industrial operator in Africa with a fully-integrated operation. He is also the trade 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 the photovoltaic energy sector.
Engineering & Supplies
From research and development to technical support, the ADVENS Group has been involving in every step of the cotton industry. With its subsidiaries GEOCOTON and SOSEA, the ADVENS Group can conceive, build and support the development of industrial projects.
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.
As a special partner, Les Moulins Advens (former Grands Moulins de Strasbourg) provides its expertise in the technological development of ingredients, flours and bread enhancers to both our industrial and baker's customer-base.
Be the major’s partner of Africa
The ADVENS Group mainly operates in French-speaking Africa (West and Central Africa).
53 avenue Victor Hugo
13 Rue de la Perdrix,
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
5 Bd du Centenaire de la Commune de Dakar
2084 Ouagadougou 01
Zone Industrielle du Port
100, Avenue de la MARNE Bozola
B.P. : 487
République du Mali
By operating over the entire value chain, from research and development, growers 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 country’s rural, economic and industrial development where he is operating.
For the ADVENS Group:
“ everything is good in cotton”
Today, after its restructuring, the ADVENS Group structured and consolidated its entities to establish a Group divided in 6 complementary axes: