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 is building its turnover on providing 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. 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 and why we do it

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 on 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 environments, -ranging from difficult political contexts to all kinds of field environments. Our approach is based on a thorough analysis and robust methodology of 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.

A selection of firms we have worked with

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Core team

Meet FGM International's core management team and click on their pictures to be redirected to their LinkedIn profiles and find out more about them.

Nicolas Forgeard-Grignon

Deputy CEO

Nicolas is an expert in new technologies and has a Bachelor’s degree in IT from La Rochelle University. He has extensive experience in the practical application of geographic information systems, including remote-sensing solutions, drone and satellite data-acquisition and map processing. He initially joined FGM International to bring new technologies onboard for precision farming and project design. He was appointed Deputy CEO in 2018.

Merry Davieaud


A graduate in agricultural economics from Angers Agricultural College, Merry is FGM International's Chief Operations Officer. He is a farmer’s son, has extensive practical knowledge of international agribusiness and specializes in economic and financial assessment of large-scale farm projects and associated businesses. He has been involved in the successful development and management of more than 30 projects in the last ten years and is a valuable resource for all matters related to agri-economy.

Ivan Diaz

Business Development Manager

Ivan is a senior expert with solid, qualitative experience in a variety of challenging operational, managerial and consultancy roles in the framework of agribusiness projects. Operations, Offshore Engineering and IT are some more of his specialities. He has worked in many countries and has a broad network of useful practical colleagues. He contributes continuously and significantly to the success of the innovative agricultural projects which FGM International supports.

FGM International was born from the necessity to share 35 years of experience in Large-Scale Farming and sustainable rural development with young professionals, in order to satisfy an increasing demand from foreign investors.

Engaging with young, dynamic and enthusiastic individuals was, in my opinion, the best way to ensure the transmission of the knowledge we had accumulated over the years in a large number of challenging environments worldwide.

Jean-Louis Forgeard-Grignon, founder and Chairman


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 exigent 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 agricultural engineering, is appointed farm manager of one of the larger estates in France.

  2. 1982
    The founder of FGM 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 toward small holders, farmer cooperatives and rural development

  5. 2012
    FGM Expert Farmer enters in major large-scale contracts

  6. 2020
    FGM tunes up it fields of activities further to significant capital increase and prevailing climate and natural resource issues