WACOT Limited

About Us

WACOT is a leading food and agro-allied company invested in the value chains of various crops across Nigeria

For over 25 years, we have been revolutionizing the agric sector through value chain investments covering agricultural inputs, origination, value-addition, supply chain, as well as domestic and international logistics. We pride ourselves in being the food security partner of choice in Nigeria.

Agri-inputs

certified seed, fertilizer and agro chemical distribution

Farming

rice, cotton, sesame, maize, soy etc.

Manufacturing & Branding

Fertilizer blending, sesame processing, cotton ginning, rice milling, vegetable oils etc.

Supply chain and logistics

aggregation, warehousing and distribution

WACOT operates multiple processing sites, with branches and regional offices nationwide, employing thousands of people across various value chains.

Our operations are spread across:

Edible Nuts: Raw Cashew Nut, Beans

Oils & fats: Soybean, Sesame

Spices: Dry Ginger

Beverages: Cocoa

Grains: Rice with WACOT Rice, Maize, Sorghum

Natural Fibre: Cotton, Cotton Seed

Agri-inputs: Seeds, Fertilizer, Agro Chemicals

Feed: Feed Additives

In order to grow profitably and sustainably, WACOT works closely with all stakeholders, conducting its business in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly manner and partnering with local communities, thereby sharing wealth and knowledge.

The key driver of WACOT’s sustainability is our out-grower model through which we engage thousands of farmers across Nigeria – improving crop yields and farmers’ incomes. WACOT provides high quality inputs, educates farmers on good agricultural practices and buys the harvested farm produce.

In addition, WACOT has various social initiatives and provides support for farming communities through empowerment programmes for women and the youth, health camps, water supply, and skills acquisition trainings etc.

WACOT operates multiple processing sites, with branches and regional offices nationwide, employing thousands of people across various value chains.

Our operations are spread across:

Edible Nuts: Raw Cashew Nut, Beans

Oils & fats: Soybean, Sesame

Spices: Dry Ginger

Beverages: Cocoa

Grains: Rice with WACOT Rice, Maize, Sorghum

Natural Fibre: Cotton, Cotton Seed

Agri-inputs: Seeds, Fertilizer, Agro Chemicals

At WACOT, we believe in conducting our business in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly manner.

We partner with local communities, share wealth and knowledge, and grow profitably and sustainably. Our multiple processing sites, branches, and regional offices nationwide employ thousands of staff across various value chains.

Our Values

I - Integrity

We are fair, honest and transparent in all our actions, decisions and processes. Everything we do must uphold the highest ethical standards.

O - Owner's mindset

Every day, we take the initiative to make TGI & its businesses better. We treat every penny like our own, and proactively work towards meeting our organisational goals.

D - Diversity & Inclusion

Our global presence creates a rich variety of perspectives, which makes our business better. We respect and appreciate each others' differences, and pledge to support a culture of respect towards each other.

Innovation

Our curiosity has no limits. We are constantly exploring ideas that drive growth of our business and meet future needs of our customers.

Sustainability

Our sustainable business model ensures we drive positive economic, environmental, and social impact for all our stakeholders from sourcing raw materials locally, to having a strong distribution base, and empowering our farmer communities.

E - Excellence

We are committed to our employees' personal and professional growth and take pride in providing outstanding products and services to all our customers. We strive to be the best in everything we do.

Our Chairman’s Message

Cornelis G. Vink (MFR)

Chairman,

Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group

For decades, TGI Group has been paving the way for a healthier tomorrow, with products that bring the bounty of nature to millions of consumers on a daily basis across the globe. We endeavour to create value and wellbeing – with opportunities for growth and development, and we consciously and consistently share this value with all our stakeholders, especially the end consumers. With Africa as our launching pad, we have been able to expand across geographies – and we still are.

Our antecedent in the blessed continent is not unrelated to Africa been endowed with a plethora of natural resources and a people who are a kaleidoscope of races and ethnicities.

This has inspired us to keep creating and nurturing industries using the abundant natural resources, thereby creating jobs and ultimately, customer satisfaction and economic prosperity.

We have remained committed to our mission to grow our market share sustainably and responsibly while fulfilling our consumers’ needs through innovative product offerings – a heritage which we have carried through all of our business operations even outside Africa.

We invest not just in factories, but in people. From employment creation which gives us our strongest asset, to a partnership with our communities, farmers, and many others, we strongly believe that only through collaboration can we get results. After all, Together Everyone Achieves More.

With innovation in the mix, we will continue to meet and exceed consumers’ expectations through our numerous offerings and brands. “The consumer is at the center of all we do” is, therefore, a maxim that we follow with great determination.