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We process crumb rubber in Côte d’Ivoire and source natural rubber in various forms from third-parties.

Côte d’Ivoire is the fourth largest exporter of natural rubber globally and our team at Société Agro Industrielle de la Comoe (SAIC) sources naturally coagulated cup lump rubber from over 15,000 smallholder farmers. We then process this into Technically Specified Rubber (TSR) and export to various destinations around the world.

Committed to Growing Responsibly

As part of our commitment to support farmer livelihoods, we map our smallholders land. We overlay agri information such as the number of trees and their age, with social factors like the number of children and access to clean water, healthcare and education. Information is collated on our own technology platform,

We help farmers to improve yields, minimise environmental impact and improve livelihoods through tailored plans. For our businesses and customers, we can mitigate risks, estimate future production and predict the properties of the harvested latex. 

Gouassou Recognition Programme

There are two financial pinch points for rubber farmers – April, when they need fresh tools for tapping and September, when fees and books are required for the new school term. The “Gouassou” programme – which translates to ‘bonus’ – supports farmers with materials such as tapping tools and school kits. Previous awards have included motorbikes, tricycles and safety boots. 

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