Modern Agriculture Company

Leading, Vertically-Integrated Agricultural Company

Modern Agriculture Company (MACO) is a leading agricultural company in Egypt, with a fully vertically-integrated business model, completing the agricultural value chain from propagation to cultivation to export.

Key Facts:

  • Product Mix: bananas, grapes, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, avocados, leeks, mangos, citrus fruits, iceberg lettuce, peppers, a line of assorted salad greens, fresh herbs and arugula.
  • Primary Export Markets: UK, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France, Russia, the Far East (primarily Malaysia and Singapore), the GCC, the Levant and some African countries.
  • International Clients: Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrison, and various co-ops.
  • Primary Local Clients: Metro, Carrefour, Spinneys, Seoudi, Awlad Ragab, and various wholesalers.
  • Quality Assurance Accreditations: Tesco Natures Choice (TNC), Global Gap, British Retail Consortium (BRC), Field to Fork, LEAF, and Ethical Trading Initiative.
  • Land Bank: 7,000 acres of agricultural land – of these, 4,000 acres are currently under cultivation and 3,000 will be cultivated in the coming two years.
  • Farms: MACO owns and operates a total of five farms – three on the Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, one in Mansouryia, and one on the outskirts of Alexandria.

Egypt’s food and agriculture industry accounts for roughly 14.5% of total GDP, and employs nearly a third of Egypt’s labor force. PICO is a pioneer in this dynamic sector with long-standing knowhow and a solid track record that spans well over two decades. It has established itself as a market leader with vertically integrated operations complemented by robust local and export demand.

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