WACOT Limited

Sesame

Our Plant

WACOT operates a fully integrated sesame processing plant established in 2011. The plant located in Ogba, Lagos, processes premium quality natural cleaned sesame, premium sesame seeds, and hulled sesame that meets international quality, food, and export standards.

The factory processes guarantee 99.99% quality of hulled sesame seeds and 99.97% quality of premium sesame seeds. This plant is Halal and Kosher certified.

WACOT continually aligns with the UN sustainable development goals to utilize clean and environmentally safe energy alternatives by adopting CNG as the energy source for the company.

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Sesame

Origination

We source raw sesame from many states across the North Central region of Nigeria as well as Kano, Gombe and others. These are sourced directly at farm gates or commodities markets or through our outgrower programme.

Organic Sesame

 In line with our drive to achieve sustainability milestones and in keeping with our commitment to backward integration, WACOT has created a niche for organic sesame production in Jigawa State, Nigeria. The organic sesame programme produces sesame that is pesticide, fertilizer, and disease-free, through alternative natural crop management practices.

Our organic sesame is currently being cultivated on part of our 500-hectare farm. We have about 200 women working across the value chain, which constitutes 56% of the Jigawa workforce.

Sesame outgrower programme

Through the sesame outgrower programme, WACOT consistently works with origin farmers to improve yield and productivity while boosting youth and women engagement in farming- as gender inclusion and equity are standards highly upheld by WACOT LTD.
We work with thousands of smallholder farmers who cultivate several hectares of land. Through the programme, we guarantee offtake, provide inputs, provide extension support on demo farms and individual plots, and then support farmers with trainings on good agricultural practices and yield enhancement techniques. At harvest, the crop is purchased at prevailing market prices.

Sesame Academy

As part of the social investment scheme, WACOT’s Sesame Farmers’ Academy was established to offer specialised training on Organic Sesame Production, Soil Enhancement, Yield Improvement, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
A collaboration was formed with the Centre for Dryland Agriculture (CDA) of Bayero’s University, Kano (BUK) on the curriculum and running of the WACOT’s Sesame Farmers’ Academy.
The Academy aims to empower smallholder farmers through specialised training in Organic Sesame Production, Soil Enhancement, Yield Enhancement, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. It will focus on building resilience in sesame farming operations, resulting in improved quality, yields, and a stable income.

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