As a fully-integrated operator, the ADVENS Group operates “from the soil to the consumer”. Through GEOCOTON, (former DAGRIS and CFDT) and its subsidiaries, the Group controls the entire cotton industry from production to marketing, going through processing, logistics and transportation; it imposes itself as a fully-independent structure on the whole chain.

Nowadays, GEOCOTON is operating in more than 15 countries, mainly in Central and West Africa.




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GEOCOTON provides to its partners environment-friendly growing and industrial techniques.

Maintaining soil fertility, application of organic manure, erosion control; village “terroirs” management, greenhouse seedling development, sustainability has always been a major concern for the Group.

Even if cotton is one of the plant that requires the use of pesticides, GEOCOTON is making every effort to limit the doses to what is strictly necessary. The introduction of low volume equipment, with targeted products protecting the surrounding fauna and the establishment of targeted application management, allows to significantly reduce the quantity of insecticides on African cotton.

Lastly, GEOCOTON is extremely attentive to the appropriate training of women and men in the projects it develops with it partners regarding environmental concerns based on sustainable and lasting development.