La Nouvelle Société Sucrière de la Comoé, or SN SOSUCO, is a public-private partnership based in Banfora, Comoé Province, south-western Burkina Faso.
It specialises in :
With a workforce of over
3,000, including 800 permanent staff, 400 seasonal workers and more than 1,800
day workers, SN-SOSUCO is Burkina Faso’s largest private employer.
Situated on a concession of 10,000 hectares, SN SOSUCO currently farms around 4,000 hectares, supplying its factory with some 300,000 tons of cane per year.
As supplement to annual rains, the cane is irrigated by an 18 x 18 irrigation system pivot front-mounted spray booms and micro irrigation.
Water is fed by gravity from the Comoé, Toussiana and Lobi dams and surrounding lakes.
The plant produces granulated sugar from sugarcane and comprises a sugar mill, a refinery, and maintenance facilities. A portion of this sugar is moulded and pressed into sugar cubes.
The plant can process 2,400 tons of cane per day.
The sugar is sold on the domestic market through Sodisucre.
The sugar is produced in a variety of qualities to suit consumer tastes and purchasing power.
In addition to its economic benefits, SN SOSUCO provides a range of social benefits for its workers and their families, specifically :