FGM International is a French company specialising in developing, managing and implementing a broad variety of modern farming and agribusiness projects worldwide. These range from large scale farming activities to niche productions. The company provides services, know-how and qualified experts to support investors and field staff. With 30 years of knowledge and “hands on” international agribusiness practice, our staff, senior and younger professionals, work together in the field and from afar, to ensure both the success and the sustainability of the projects we undertake.

An innovative agricultural firm

We take great pride in providing investors, and farm-managers with the know-how and tools they need in order to develop and enhance their agricultural holdings and assets. We ensure that farm management operates both efficiently and meticulously through the use of innovative methods and timely processes. Our teams use advanced and cost-saving technologies to increase production, whilst also safeguarding land assets and the protection of the environment implmenting solution for carbon sequestration or organic development. Our teams use advanced and cost-saving technologies to increase production. We integrate the land protection in our methodology to protect the environment and implements carbon sequestration solutions or organic practices targeting a better return on investment in the long run. We transfer our methodologies and necessary training to management representatives and the local farm staff so as to assure the longevity of the good results. Another strength of FGM International is creating synergies and bringing together small producers to achieve productive outgrower schemes within the framework of an industrial/agricultural project.

Our expertise: what we do

We have considerable expertise in all aspects of agribusiness project management with a particular focus on soil conservation, water-management, minimum tillage practices and large-scale machinery investment, emphasising inputs and fuel cost reduction. Our English speaking staff are fully responsible for ensuring both the profitability and sustainability of all farm operations. We are well used to dealing with all kinds of challenging situations, ranging from difficult political contexts to the many varied field environments. Our approach is based on a thorough analysis and robust methodology that covers all the parameters for a given project. It is also oriented towards long-lasting development always keeping in mind corporate social responsibility in all its aspects.

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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (Comité de Direction) meets regularly to monitor the activities of FGM International, as well as its policies and strategies. It can be mobilized on any other topic at the initiative of the Chairman. The current Executive Committee comprises Jérémie Choiseau, Chairman of FGM International, and the following executives.

Jérémie Choiseau


As an entrepreneur and former owner of C-Lines, a company specialized in livestock buildings and turnkey solutions in the poultry sector, Jérémie has moved into crop production. As an experienced businessman, he has an overall vision of the agricultural sector, from crop installations to storage production. Initially based in France, he has a multicultural business mindset and is now working to develop FGM International in new markets in Asia in addition to its current presence in Africa.

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Samuel Simonin

General Manager of Global Grain Solutions

Since 2004, Samuel is the General Manager of Global Grain Solution, a company specialized in designing and assembling turnkey grain storage solutions. He has a very deep understanding of the complete value chain of the cereal industry and provides FGM International with his insights.

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Ivan Diaz Garcia

General Manager

Ivan is a senior officer with solid qualitative experience in a variety of challenging operational, management and consulting roles in agribusiness projects. Operations, offshore engineering and IT are some of his other specialties. He has worked in many countries and has developed a wide network of useful and knowledgeable colleagues. Based in the United Arab Emirates, Ivan now contributes significantly to broadening the base of innovative agricultural projects that FGM International implements or supports.

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Nicolas Forgeard-Grignon

Chief Contract and Finance Office

With an MSc. in Management from the University of Caen and a BSc. in IT from the University of La Rochelle, Nicolas joined FGM International in 2015 to apply his extensive experience in geographic information systems (including remote sensing solutions, drone and satellite imagery acquisition for map processing) to agricultural situations. Following his successful experience with major projects abroad, Nicolas was appointed Chief Contacts and Finance Office, his responsibilities include contracting, finance supervision and back office management of the headquarters.

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Louis-Marie Mitteault

Technical Director

An agricultural engineer with a degree from the École Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers, Louis-Marie is FGM International's leading expert in crop production. Thanks to his experience on large farms in France and abroad, Louis-Marie has specialized in the design of agricultural projects. He is highly qualified in open field production such as cereals, forage, potatoes and intelligent irrigation management.

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Matteo Iagatti

Project Engineer

With a Ph.D. in Agricultural Policy from the l'Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Italy, and a Master's degree in Agricultural Science and Technology from the University of Perugia, Italy, Mattéo is a former market analyst and advisor to a major sugar beet growers' association, and an expert in the financing of agricultural projects. With experience in IFIs and then in the corporate banking and agricultural investment sectors, he is uniquely qualified to assess the economic performance of agricultural projects. Matteo has also worked in pistachio production in France, where he implemented the most sustainable and regenerative production practices.

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FGM International is a company comprised of experienced experts active in the field of agricultural projects worldwide. We have traditionally dealt with large-scale farming projects, and now also offer services to smaller projects with more specific needs in terms of types of production or soil particularities, that seek specialised advice in order to deliver high-end, rare and demanding products. We offer thorough and targeted knowledge and know-how based on a rigorous methodology inspired by our founding members.

  1. 1978
    The founder of FGM, young graduate in agronomy and agricultural engineering, is appointed farm manager of one of the larger estates in France.

  2. 1982
    FGM founder is assigned in Saudi Arabia to run a major farm investment.

  3. 1990
    FGM Expert Farmer brand is developed for large-scale farm management.

  4. 2000
    FGM founder expends the capacities to include small holders, farmer cooperatives and rural development.

  5. 2012
    FGM enters into management of major large-scale farms.

  6. 2020
    FGM tunes up its range of activities following a significant capital increase; particularly addressing prevailing climate and natural resource issues.

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