Welcome to Scipio SA, a soft commodities trading company registered in Geneva, Switzerland

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World Trade Centre, GenevaScipio SA was established as a trading company to specialise in the physical movement of soft commodities (grains, sugar, rice and soya) within sub-saharan Africa. The company’s senior trader is Mark Daniels, who previously worked as a sugar trader for Marc Rich UK Ltd. / Glencore UK Ltd. In August 1998, Mark Daniels moved to Glencore Grain where he worked from Johannesburg, South Africa until founding Mark Daniels Ltd. in January 2000. In 2010 Mark Daniels Limited moved the business to Geneva, Switzerland and opened Scipio S.A. The Company is a Category A member of the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA).

In Sub-Saharan Africa, food security is the biggest humanitarian and political challenge. To this we have concentrated on the most basic of foodstuffs, white maize, rice and sugar. We have also supplied the World Food Programme delivering white maize to the Cameroon and Madagascar. Over and above this the balance sales have all been to the milling companies that operate in the region.

Scipio S.A. has been active in the following commodities: -

  • Maize: US, Argentina, South Africa, India, Malawi and Zambia.
  • Rice: Pakistan, India, Vietnam and Thailand.
  • Wheat: Russia, Argentina
  • Sugar: South Africa, Swaziland, EU, Zambia, Brazil, Thailand, Malaysia and India.
  • Soya bean meal: India, Brazil and Uganda

Contact us about a trade enquiry.


For the 2nd year running Scipio is proud to announce that it is sponsoring Neil Heritage, an ex-British Army soldier and double amputee, representing the Charity Climb2Recovery, in his historic bid to scale The Matterhorn. Read more...

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Commodity quotes

Cocoa Sep 2022 [2021-06-09]
- - -
- -10 -
Corn Sep 2022 [2022-06-30]
667.25 672.25 662.25
664 -5.75 93877
Rough Rice Nov 2022 [2022-06-30]
16.8 17.07 16.8
16.955 0.19 2
Soybean Meal Oct 2022 [2022-06-30]
398.7 406.2 398.7
405.3 7.4 9741
Wheat Sep 2022 [2022-06-30]
936 956 929
932.75 -6 48556