Fertilizers & Inputs highlights
We are one of the largest distributors of fertilizers and agricultural inputs in West Africa.
We have begun creating new flows by expanding our operations into Australia.
We have extensive experience with mature organizations in South America.
We have a significant network of warehouses and blending facilities across South America and West Africa.
The customers for fertilizers and agricultural inputs are diverse, including large farmers, cooperatives, governments, food, mining and industrial companies. While the concentration of our customers is in Africa and South America, we are also expanding our network in Asia, thus consolidating our global footprint.
Our primary business includes importing and distributing fertilizers, making use of strategic ports in a range of countries. We clear the goods through customs, store, blend, bag, bottle and transport them to customers.
We have clear synergies with the other Platforms within the Louis Dreyfus Company portfolio. We sell fertilizers and inputs to our customers from whom we also procure produce, hence creating mutually beneficial relationships with the world's largest suppliers and producers across multiple soft commodities.
Having acquired DFI, a major distributor of fertilizers and crop protection products based in South Australia in 2013, we integrated all these operations under our Macro Fertil brand. With this acquisition, we have launched our new portfolio of four global fertilizers and inputs brands to ensure consistency, integration and impact.
Macro Fertil offers fertilizers in over 24 countries, using local logistics networks.
Macro Protect sells crop protection products, utilizing synergies with our other platforms.
Marco Seed is our flagship brand for seeds.
Marco Chem provides chemicals for use in various industrial sectors, from personal care to mining.
Our strong product insights and market research will continue to contribute to the excellent relationships we have with farmers, cooperatives and retailers. We are skilled at providing clear technical advice that is tailored to the crop and to the environment.
Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.