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Mali, Burkina, Benin, Togo… Who are the local fertiliser leaders?

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The Barons of the West African fertiliser trade

By Estelle Maussion

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Posted on June 8, 2023 07:49

While Mali’s Toguna and DPA are vying for a regional position in West Africa, several other fertiliser companies are playing their cards right.

This is part 4 of a 5-part series

From Mauritania to Benin, via Mali, Burkina Faso and Togo, the landscape of the French-speaking West African world of fertiliser suppliers is shifting – but not excessively.

The sector includes a few established players – Solevo and Yara, regional champions that have made Côte d’Ivoire a stronghold, Sodeco of the Talon empire in Benin, and the two competing family-owned companies, Toguna and DPA, in Mali – as well as a host of much smaller importers and distributors.

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