The GLB project is owned by Lebanese and Sudanese investors. In 2011, 87 200 ha of land in Nile River State, Sudan, was granted to the investors by the government. The project aimed at securing significant and sustainable financial returns. However, the investors lacked agronomic capacity and required the involvement of an international farming company to start up the project.
In 2013, the first phase of 40 pivots and its irrigation network was under installation. An operational plan of the project was not available, however, the client wanted to start seeding as soon as possible, supported by a top-level crop management company, to avoid any shortfall on its return on investment.
Within 6 months after its initial involvement in the project, FGM was able to start the farming of 2000 ha, 90 % planted with alfalfa. Under the leadership of the FGM team, GLB succeeded in achieving the production of top quality alfalfa recognized by the international market and exported to the Gulf Countries, Saudi Arabia and China.
In addition to the full-time management team involved in daily operations, FGM organized complementary site missions to update the farm design according to the evolution of the shareholders’ requirements and specific tasks requiring subject matter experts such as:
2013 - 2016