Assess existing agricultural asset performance and provide joined-up performance improvement programmes to increase yields, reduce losses and secure markets.
WE HELP INVESTORS
We work with investors and funders interested in investing in agriculture to:
Identify and develop new opportunities for land or processing investments as part of an integrated value chain with secure sources of supply and viable and sustainable markets.
Deliver superior returns through effective use of technologies, efficient use of natural resources and strong local farm management.
Find opportunities to capture value from the extended supply chain through targeted investments in small scale infrastructure such as irrigation, power, storage, packing or processing facilities; support smallholders to become out-growers and ‘bankable’.
Provide an outsourced managed service to meet regulatory or CSR objectives that ensures the investment is linked to a systematic programme of agricultural developments and connected to sustainable and economically viable markets.
Manage risks. This can include managing relations with government & stakeholders, provide visibility of whole chain (production factors, equipment suppliers, and buyers), maintain quality standards.
We work with investors looking at opportunities in the food and agricultural sector in the developing countries of Africa and the transition economies of East Europe and Central Asia. We address complexity and risk with investors to ensure effective execution, create new commercial opportunities and reduce investment risks.
Investors are increasingly looking at opportunities in agricultural land and in agriculture infrastructure development in the developing countries of Africa and the transition economies of East Europe and Central Asia. While the returns can be attractive, the reality is that developing project ideas and executing major improvement programmes successfully is complex and requires a combination of technical expertise, local knowledge and a sustainable value chain with secure supply and sources of demand. For many investors, this complexity is a major challenge and creates unnecessary risks as well as major obstacles to exploiting potential opportunities.