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Agritech delivers the best quality commodities to your warehouse or factory

Agritech works with farmers and cooperatives to provide the best quality of commodities for international trading market.

Our network of local farmers allows us to provide a broad spectrum of crops.

We mainly focus on :

  • Farming Technologies;
  • Harvesting Techniques;
  • Sorting and Packaging;
  • Quality Storage;
  • Quality control and tracking.


Below you will find an overview of crops we deliver worldwide:

Cotton (fiber, oil & seeds), Shea Nuts (kernel & butter), Cashew Nuts, Sunflower, Sesame Seeds, Castor beans, Cassava, Hibiscus, Cowpea, Coco Beans, Coffee & Cocoa.

Agritech Group also grows commodities on demand, please see our interactive map.

For further information please send an email to contact@agritechgroup.com.


In the absence of a significant manufacturing sector, Agritech’s strategy includes forward integration into the production of bio-diesel in order to determine and optimize the values created in the plantations.

Agritech has designed its own Jatropha processing plant built on exclusive extraction technology to process Jatropha into biodiesel.  The processing steps include:

  • Material Preparation
  • Drying and Cooking
  • Expelling
  • Screening and Filtration

Agritech’s technical capabilities ensure that the production process is managed professionally and competently,  providing additional profitable value-added by-products such as cakes (used as biofertilizer and animal feed), bio-pesticide and refined glycerin. The latter is often neglected by projects concerned only with biodiesel production.

As part of its commitment to sustainability, Agritech will implement the best waste management practices at its plantations and its processing facilities.

Agritech is also experimenting with alternative oil extraction methodologies, including the use of hexane, which could improve oil yields.

Partnerships with local oil distributors help ensure a seamless supply chain process – end products from the factories will be delivered to users within the shortest achievable time. In order to align interests, distributors have been given the opportunity to invest in the plants.

Blackouts are routine in almost all West African countries and electricity is often considered a luxury commodity. It is estimated that no more than 20 percent, and in some countries as little as 5 percent, of the population have direct access to electricity. This figure falls to 2 percent in rural areas.

Electric power generation goes beyond erecting large infrastructures.  It is equally about providing power and vital services to expand commerce, increase productivity and enhance the standard of living by giving families affordable energy for cooking, heating and lighting.

 Given the escalating prices and volatility of feed stocks suitable for biodiesel, the control of the feedstock is at the core of Agritech’s strategy. Agritech is currently developing Jatropha nurseries and plantations in Burkina Faso and Benin in West Africa.

Agritech’s plantation development model includes the following components:

  • Development of nurseries
  • Training and organization of farmers
  • Plantation development on land owned by Agritech
  • Plantation development on land leased by Agritech for a minimum tenure of 50 years
  • Plantation developed under contract with farmers and cooperatives on a 50 year exclusivity basis
  • Cooperative or collaboration agreements with individual growers or NGOs representing growers for the off-take of their harvests.
  • Selective irrigation and intercropping
  • Constant support to the farmers by Agritech for pest control, pruning, seed collection, and other practices

Agritech’s projects are supported by the Government in both Burkina Faso and Benin. Government contributions typically include the identification of suitable land, communication in rural areas, supply of local expertise, and enforcement of the contracts.

Jatropha (including seeds, shells, hulls and other biomass) can be used not only as a source of transport fuel but also as a feedstock for the generation of electric power.

The World Bank noted in its July 26, 2007 press release that only “18.5% of
Burkina Faso’s population has access to electricity… roughly 90% are dependent on wood energy (firewood and charcoal)… and there are also environmental and health consequences associated with heavy reliance on wood energy.”

Agritech’s efforts to supply electric power sourced from locally cultivated and converted agricultural production could also have strong positive impact on deforestation, and help to minimize the other negative impacts arising from the present reliance on wood-based fuel.

Having acquired plant factory sites close to the national grid and close to major roads for logistics purposes, Agritech could generate close to 100MW of excess electric power to sell to the grid as the project goes into full effect.

Agritech is also in the midst of expanding its activities into the neighbouring country of Benin, at the request of and with the full support of the Beninese Government.

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