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Agri-feasibility study


What is an agri-feasibility study?

FGM International’s feasibility study determines the practicality of farming for a given agricultural project at a given site. It provides the farm manager and/or investor with a thorough and comprehensive study covering all potential development aspects for the given land. This study usually includes a highlighted and detailed installation methodology, presented in different steps as well as an exhaustive cost analysis and financial forecast.
 

FGM team carrying out an on-site assessement prior to designing the project.

Such a feasibility study covers the following key-aspects, for any agricultural or livestock project, from its inception stage -for a new project-, or for an existing project, when its manager decides to extend its results in terms of land allocation and/or production.

How does FGM action your request?

Relying on a meticulous site assessment, pratical experience in agronomic science and top-notch economic skills, FGM International delivers the best design and planning options for an optimal use of the targeted land. This can be achieved temploying a reasonable mix of crops/products to provide the highest sustainable return on investment, enhanced by an upgraded organization and application of all available natural and human resources.

  • Comprehensive assessment of the site to collect key parameters such as location within close commercial and workforce hubs, climatic and soil variables, water availability, as well as any other factor susceptible of ensuring success, according to each project’s goals,
  • Land occupation mapping, whereby we identify, classify and map the different segments of the client’s land according to the actual terrain, natural resources and production capacity. We identify and verify where the production would be more viable and deliver the sum of all this information as an overall “land map” to the client,
  • Project design including a farm master plan displaying the fields’ location, access roads, as well as production & storage facilities,
  • Project development phasing, is where the project is desigend to be started on a small scale compared to the total amount of land to be exploited, with expension made in phases. This allows us to implement properly the designed solution, and, according to the speed of the learning curve of the in-field staff, to allocate enough time to expand progressively and proportionally to the training we give them. The development in phases is the best way to ensure sustainable capacity building and it enables both the client and us to have a clearer vision on the returns on investment for the overall project.
  • Crop husbandry and mixed-rotation plans maximized with complementary crops according to their agronomic and economic potential to sustain target crops or address additional markets,
  • Business plan and financials modeling including the CapEx/OpEx requirements, realistic expected income, return on investment and cash flow.

FGM technical team designing an out-grower scheme for large-scale cassava production in Africa.

Each feasibility study is sized and optimized with the client according to its project’s goals, contact us to discuss your needs further with our team of experts.

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