Saro Agro-Allied Limited
The Dependable Leader in Cocoa Origination
Saro Agro-Allied was established in 1996 as an agro commodities sourcing arm of the SARO GROUP of company and is today an active player in the Cocoa, Cashew and Sesame Value chain in Nigeria. SAA a major indigenous player in the cocoa supply chain in Nigeria Partnering with Olam/ADM, exports close to 12.5% cocoa produced in Nigeria and has won the award for the leading indigenous Non-Oil Exporter of the year 2 times in the past 5 years.
Saro Agro-Allied pioneered exportation of Certified Cocoa Beans in Nigeria; also we are in the process of establishing a Cocoa Processing facility for value addition. We have a dedicated team who source cocoa from six (Ondo, Ekiti, Edo, Oyo/Ogun, Osun and Cross river) of the fourteen cocoa producing states in Nigeria.
Our origination operations is spread across most of the Cocoa-Producing Communities in Nigeria, where our Field-Officers work in close proximity with Farmers and Buying Agents ensuring that they have first hand information on crop status and local conditions that may affect yield. This spread of our operations puts us at a vantage position for prompt sourcing and evacuation of cocoa from the farm-gate
➢ In line with the Core Value of Innovation, the company pioneered Cocoa Certification in Nigeria in 2008 in collaboration with Schockinag Shokolade and later, ADM.
➢ The UTZ Certification Program involved working with over 5,000 Farmers ( Out-growers) producing 7,500mt of Certified Produce which is expected to grow to 17,500mt by 2017.