In the frame of the Mauritanian policies aiming at reducing the dependence to agricultural imports, a consortium of Mauritanian investors intends to develop a large-scale wheat and vegetable production project to meet this demand. Considering FGM International’s experience in this sector, we were asked to evaluate all the parameters of the site.
Currently, Mauritanian agriculture is characterized by small-scale subsistence farming. Since this project was one of the first large-scale agricultural projects in the country, no reference information on soil composition and water resources was available.
In view of its experience and expertise in African country, FGM International was able to identify the key issues for the project evaluation. In addition, despite the lack of available data and information, FGM was also successful in advising the client on the selected site’s production potential.
The aim of preparing the site assessment is to waste as little time as possible on the site, which is why the FGM experts carried out the following:
FGM carried out the on-site mission including:
Based on the site assessment, a final report has been delivered to the client with all FGM recommendations, identified constraints and advantages about the project and the site area. This report has allowed the client to have the adequate information to make the best decisions in for the development of his project.