GreenPods, a new generation agriculture startup, was conceived to introduce the production of high value organic nuts to and in Europe. It has identified a potential farm in the South of France and required a consultancy firm with relevant experience to assess the potential of the project and its conversion into organic farming with almonds and large-scale irrigated crops.
The client required a realistic and innovative development plan to initiate production of organic almonds and to deliver an operations’ plan fulfilling the necessary requirements for organic and regenerative agriculture certification. The objective was to utilise and build-up the available assets from an historical corn farm and to convert them to innovative and sustainable agriculture.
After confirming the technical capacity of the identified investment opportunity to Greenpods, the FGM team undertook a comprehensive benchmark analysis of organic almond production worldwide and updated the Business Plan in order for the client to raise funds for the project.
FGM optimised the effectiveness of the site mission by thoroughly preparing the investigation prior to going on site. This included: