Review of Soil Surveys

The thorough review of an existing soil survey aims at confirming its accuracy, adequacy and consistency as well as verifying the soil’s adequacy for the planned crop with technical standards according to FGM’s experience in similar conditions. The FGM International core team has successfully conducted a multitude of projects in many challenging environments, ranging from sand-desert areas to Siberian plains. From this experience we consider the soil as the key asset of crop production. A project’s soil structure might very well determine the production option and its quantity and quality. Thus, the accuracy of a soil study is a fundamental prerequisite to avoid incorrect development of the cropping area. Our considerable farming knowledge, including soil understanding, enables us to provide a fair appraisal of the available soil study’s quality before the client invests more CapEx into developing the project. Assessment of the adequacy of sampling density according to project requirement […]

Crop Data Sheet

The crop data sheet is a single page product grouping information on the most relevant elements concerning production figures for a specific crop in a determined area. The document delivered by FGM draws on an extensive experience in agronomy and management as well as on our specific skillset regarding the said crop in the given production area. This makes this document a valuable support tool for decision making in the framework of both new and ongoing projects. Key issues, main technical parameters and challenges to consider for the possible crop. Yield: achievable production figures based on FGM’s experience. Average production costs, according to FGM’s observations and management standards. Human resources required per ha and average cost. CapEx requirements and structure for developing a project in similar conditions and context.

Multiple-crop Rotation Plan

The crop rotation plan organizes different types of crops sequenced in the same geographical area to maximize overall yield, profit and results whilst benefiting from the agronomic advantages of the various crop types. The crop rotation plan delivered by FGM optimizes the sequencing of crops produced in the various fields over the years. The rotation of multiple crops is recommended to maintain or develop the organic matter content of the soil, improve its fertility and structure while enhancing control of insects, weeds, diseases and erosion. Amongst the many technical benefits of this plan, we underline the fact that it can reduce production costs and increase the profit margin per crop. The multiple-crop rotation methodology may be associated with crop husbandry plans to further optimize the production potential. Detailed crop scenario including comparison between different possibilities according to the project’s objective and the expected yield. Tailored estimation of input requirements.

Hotline Operational Support

Hotline operational support provides remote assistance to agricultural landowners or their technical team, through a dedicated hotline, giving support on a day-to-day basis for their farming activities. Through the use of the Hotline FGM International has adapted the delivery of its technical knowledge and the implementation of its extensive farming experience, to help farm businesses solve unusual problems that might occur during their routine operations. Crop husbandry plans: detailed review and adjustment of the inputs’ list and activities, as well as planning per crop. Maintenance planning: preventive maintenance plan and organization concerning farming equipment, organization of the workshop. Warehouse stock management: assistance for the organization of an inputs’ warehousing plan and procedures. Collection and analysis of on-site observations made by the client’s local team. Advisory guidance of the operations and continuous follow-up of the activities.

Rapid Site Review and Scoring

The remote site review and scoring product offers an analysis and scoring of the agronomic potential for a defined land area. The scoring will reflect FGM’s advice on the suitability of a determined area for the possible development of any type of agricultural project. It is based on the project’s goals and the prevailing natural conditions. The possible constraints and obstacles to be considered for the project to succeed will be highlighted in our review, enabling the project manager/promoter to have a clear understanding of the situation before investing in further detailed studies or a land lease agreement. Our key competence covers a wide range of crop and livestock production. Scoring (0 to 10) and comments on each of the following parameters: Location in the country, Accessibility towards and from the site, Quality of the soil, Land occupation, Climate consistency for agricultural production, Water resources’ access and sustainability, Energy infrastructure […]

Crop Husbandry Plan

The crop husbandry plan provides the client with all the technical elements to ensure the future production of a selected crop or to improve their current practices. It includes a list of key parameters to take into account during production, the set of field activities to perform with their duration and deadlines and the list of required inputs (seeds, fertilizers, chemicals) to use during the growing cycle. Our clients can use an FGM crop husbandry plan for 3 purposes. It initially serves as a base to determine crop production costs and gross margin through the listed inputs and required quantity. It also plans the purchasing of all required inputs to prepare for the growing season. Ultimately the list of activities and required practices are the main guidelines to follow-up on the crop during the growing season. Key issues: main technical parameters and challenges to take into account for the production […]

Emergency Technical Support

On-demand assistance for any question or matter regarding an in-field agricultural production issue. This is a fully customizable (“pay-per-issue”) product which is very useful in times of crisis and at any stage of the project. If you experience any crop production problem such as water stress, disease or pest infestation, FGM International will mobilize its technical and practical expertise to provide, via a hotline support call, its extensive experience to assist you in the resolution of the problem. Diagnosis of the issue, Resolution process to solve it.

Site Assessment

Our agricultural site assessment product provides the client with a review of the agronomic development and economic potential for a selected land area. Site assessment delivers a “go/no-go” recommendation in terms of development for any type of agricultural project. It is based on each project’s goals, the natural conditions and resources and the economic environment. All probable restrictions and/or obstacles to be considered will be highlighted to enable the project’s operator, promoter and/or investors to have a clear vision of the production capacities of the specific site, before investing in a more detailed study or land lease agreement. FGM International’s key competence covers a wide range of crops and livestock production. Agronomy: adaptability of the target crops or livestock production with the observed natural conditions, estimates of yield potential. Soil: overview of both the soil’s potential and the available land’s possibility for development within the available area. Climate: collection and […]

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