An association of agricultural advisors with specialised competence in agricultural development, strategic planning, agribusiness solutions and project management.
WHAT WE DELIVER
Every project in the fields of agribusiness and agricultural development offers multiple challenges. Agri-Africa crafts solutions drawn from the information environments in which such challenges are embedded – information that must be gathered, interrogated, analysed and finally, formulated into a meaningful and practical response. This process requires a team-based effort guided by a clear understanding of the client’s requirements. Mindful of this, we offer clients:
- In-depth investigation and research
- Client-centred assessment and analysis
- Data-driven agribusiness solutions
- Efficient project implementation
- Results-oriented agri-business enterprise management
- Hands-on agricultural project management
WHERE WE OPERATE
At Agri-Africa we know the importance of working in consultation with local stakeholders and on the ground experts. We have developed extensive experience through the implementation of multiple projects across Sub-Saharan Africa
Those who seek to extend their reach and increase their effectiveness in the agricultural domain: rural development agencies, agribusiness enterprises, governments, co-operatives, investors and NGOs
OUR CORE TEAM
Agri-Africa’s core team and associate group take a conscientious, deliberative and client-centred approach to deliverables.
Murray offers administrative and technical skills alongside an ability, born of his varied experience in Africa, to fully understand the strategic perspectives that characterise the Continent’s Agricultural and Agri-developmental initiatives.
Believing ‘good solutions’ start with ‘good questions’, Michael brings to our consultancy an intuitive appreciation of enterprise analytics and project governance, both rooted in a long and varied experience in farming, consulting and corporate management.
From his involvement with WorldVision and as head of Provincial Agriculture Eastern Cape, John brings a wealth of valuable knowhow and perspective to our advisory and management services, particularly at the social / agricultural intersect.
Before entering the agricultural arena as farmer and consultant, Michael’s experience in senior-level banking provided him with valuable insight into the ‘investigative research’ space, an indispensable skill for any meaningful interpretation of strategic context.
Our consulting and management services are underwritten by four philosophical guidelines:
- Sustainability: The critical yardstick against which our strategic planning is measured.
- Compatibility: The synergies we create through research, design and operational performance.
- Equity: The socio-political imperatives we strongly support ensure a fair deal for all stakeholders.
- Quality: The highest standards of excellence and accountability.
A typical advisory assignment goes through three distinct yet interconnected stages: contextualise, analyse and resolve. The process typically involves in-depth research in the field and via desktop as well as regular consultation with clients and stakeholders. It concludes with a comprehensive report and follow-up presentation.
To better understand the opportunities and alternatives presented by an assignment, we generate an analytic overview of the context in which the assigned project is embedded.
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Analysis and Strategic Assessment
With the assignment contextualised and with its possibilities and boundaries broadly defined, we are able to undertake a meaningful analysis of its robustness and its potential for success.
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Agri-Africa offers a wide range of management and oversight services designed around the specific needs of our client.
Government agencies, aid agencies and investors in agricultural development often face difficulties putting business plans into practice, even when launched in good faith and with sound assumptions and achievable goals.
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‘Quality is a pre-condition for sustaining a satisfied customer base’ ….a truism in our consumer-led, demanding times.
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Management accounting, interpretation and control
Good decisions require good judgement and good information: information that is not only revealing and accurate, but also focussed on the critical activities that contribute to performance. Such data is often obscured in conventional accounting systems.
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Kulisha Africa is a project-based Agri-Africa initiative seeking to partner with Governments, NGOs and Entrepreneur/Investors in the field of Rural Development. The objective is to develop greenfield projects designed to contribute in meaningful ways to agricultural development. We see this as an appropriate catalyst to accelerate the industrialisation of African Nations.