FGM INTERNATIONAL .

FGM International can operate at any stage of your Large-Scale Farm (LSF®) operation: from early project identification to upgrading ongoing operations. We ensure thorough project analysis for strategic decision-making, comprehensive project design, efficient installation of farm assets. We finally secure delivery of optimum yields for most commercial crops (forage, cereals, vegetables, tubers, industrial crops), at the best quality resulting in the highest value for your harvests.

We provide essential support to your farming enterprise, optimizing your farm assets: soil, water, human resources, equipment and inputs. We make sure that your project is fully integrated in its environment while taking the best out of it. Costs are minimized, yields are optimized, depreciation controlled and capacity building of your staff is promoted.

FGM International implements modern farming practices and management processes to make LSF® projects profitable and successful in challenging environments.

Secure your investment from the onset

STRATEGIC ADVISORY.

Large-Scale Farming requires important investment and specific organization, from corporate management to field operations. Ascertaining the forecast profitability at the onset of the project is a key factor of success for the investors strategy.

FGM provides qualified expertise and audit services to support your decision-making process.

  • Strategic development planning
  • Financial engineering and fundraising support
  • Evaluation and monitoring of operations
  • Organization, recruitment and HR training

SITE ASSESSMENT.

Profitability of LSF® projects highly depends on the selected location. FGM applies a result-oriented farming vision to confirm site suitability and potential. FGM secures your investment from the onset by a comprehensive review of all natural, social and economic factors.

  • Assessment of natural conditions:  soil, climate, water
  • Review of production factors: workforce, energy, access and inputs
  • Analysis of development requirements and overall investment costing
  • Reclamation requirements: soil analysis, clearing, leveling
  • Risk mitigation

FEASIBILITY STUDY.

Production strategy results from a combination between site potential and market requirements. In line with the investor, FGM shapes technical and financial master plan to reach production targets within the best time frame. FGM feasibility study (Business Plan) is a critical tool to define your project development phases and to secure external financing.

  • Master plan and project phasing
  • Civil works layout, operating equipment list
  • Farm infrastructure design
  • Crop production plan and rotation
  • Organizational chart and HR requirements
  • Business Plan and Cash-flow

Maximize profitability of your LSF® assets

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION.

Launching the production as quick as possible is a key factor of success for capital intensive projects. FGM provides critical support by staffing technical and managerial positions to ensure the successful rooting and development of each project, with adequate training of farm staff.

Choosing FGM for developing your project is the best insurance for meeting deadlines and alleviating risks.

  • Sourcing suppliers, analyzing and selecting quotations
  • Quality control of infrastructure installation
  • Timely recruitment and training of human resources
  • Monitoring soil reclamation
  • Fine tuning of first crop installation

AUDIT.

FGM provides short-term consultancy services for assessment of on-going operations and delivers related rehabilitation plans, optimizing farm organization, technical management practices and economic profitability.

  • Analysis of yield and crop quality
  • Evaluation of fixed and variable production costs
  • Comparison of actual vs. forecast budget, profitability assessment and cash-flow improvement
  • Technical analysis of equipment suppliers ensuring that service delivery KPIs are met
  • Presentation of all findings to the investor including recommendations, action plan and risks mitigation

FARM MANAGEMENT.

Profitability heavily depends on farm and crop management practices. Best use of inputs and other resources is critical to maximize profit and project integration in the local environment.

FGM provides technical and management staff, on-the-job training and supports local teams for highest performance of all farm divisions.

  • Management of farm sections: crop, irrigation, workshop and maintenance, warehouse, administration
  • Planning and supervision of operations: crop operations plan, rotation, irrigation, fertilization, IPM, harvest, storage
  • Training managers and operators
  • Budget preparation, monitoring P&L margin and reporting to stakeholders

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