Agri-feasibility study

What is an agri-feasibility study?

FGM International’s feasibility study determines the practicality of farming for a given agricultural project. It provides the farm manager and/or investor with a thorough and comprehensive study covering all potential development axes 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.

Relying on a meticulous site assessment, a first-hand experience in agronomic sciences 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 through the use of a reasonable mix of crops/products -to provide the highest sustainable return on investment-, enhanced by an upgraded organization and distribution of all available natural and human resources.

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

How does FGM action your request?

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

  • 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, which means that we proceed to a “cutting-up” of the client’s land into slots according to the terrain’s realness, natural resources and actual production capacity, verifying and identifying what would be more viable on each, -a bit like if we were doing a “storyboard”-, in order to deliver the sum of all this information as an overall “land map” to the client,
  • Project design including a farm master plan displaying the field’s location, its access roads, as well as, production & storage facilities,
  • Project development phasing, that’s to say conducting a sort of a trial on a reduced-sized slot -compared to the total amount of land to be exploited-, as we would do with a demonstration project. This allows us to implement properly the designed solution, thus according the learning curve of the on-field staff enough time to expand progressively and proportionally to the training we provide them with. The development in phases is the best way to ensure a sustainable capacity building and it enables both the client and us -the provider- to get a clearer vision on the returns on investment for the integrality of the land.
  • Crop husbandry and mix-rotation plans maximized with complementary crops -which are themselves defined- 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 team carrying out an on-site assessement prior to designing the project.

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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