SUPPORTING AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS
AGRI-IQ’s agricultural operations combine sustainable farming practices with business expertise. This enhances farmers’ ability to operate optimally in an increasingly complex environment. Our operational agricultural knowledge and technical farming experience ensures the AGRI-IQ team will provide a high quality range of services. Our involvement will result in increased productivity and higher income margins for farmers.
Our Agricultural Operations Services
AGRI-IQ have extensive experience in successful commercial farm management and small grower farmer development through a broad range of agricultural products. Development and implementation of a strategic business plan and effective farm management systems is critical for the success of agricultural enterprises. Areas of expertise cover the full range of farm management aspects, from land use planning to market linkage.
AGRI-IQ understands that full farm feasibility studies and risk assessments should be conducted before developing any agricultural enterprise. Farm Feasibility studies and assessments link farming potential with prospective markets. If a project is considered viable, then a bankable business plan is developed. During farm assessments, risks are identified, mitigation strategies and guidelines are proposed which will enable corrective action. AGRI-IQ compares current status of agri-businesses with future goals for the farming enterprise. A gap analysis is provided to the client to clarify the steps required for the agri-business to reach its full potential.
We supply a fully coordinated logistics solution to our clients and provide reliable supply chain services from start to finish. Through a close network of reputable service providers and technical support we are able to supply the production input needs of farmers in the most effective manner, without compromise. To ensure efficient an agricultural value chain, we work with farmers, suppliers, distributers and consumers.
This method offers us the opportunity to capture added value at each stage of the production, marketing and consumption process.
AGRI-IQ consults to farmers and facilitates market linkages between farmers and various markets. We provide guidance on being ‘market led and not production driven’. We identify possible agricultural market linkages and encourage farmers to produce accordingly. This maximizes best value economic return to the farm.
AGRI-IQ has a good understanding the logistic trade chain as well as being proficient in the product requirements for both local and export retailers. Our aim is to provide agricultural market linkages to value-adding processors and off-take partners.
AGRI-IQ have more than 10 years of experience in GLOBALG.A.P. certification processes and provides training on the standard and requirements of compliance for certification.
AGRI-IQ have successfully applied this standard across a number of commercial and small grower farmers who have gained certification and thus been able to exploit high value local retail and export markets.
The standard ensures traceability, local and export market access, best agricultural practice and continuous improvement. It further mitigates environmental and social risk. The service offering includes:
- Training of management and staff
- Pre-audit assessment and compliance gap analysis
- Customization and provision of required documentation
- Compilation of risk assessments
- Audit support
How else do we grow agriculture
- Provision of technical advice
- Internship and mentorship
- Detailed market intelligence
- Quality standard requirements
- Supply and demand adjustments
- Increased income and value for farmers