Corporate governance (2014-15)

Agriprojects was engaged by two bilateral development financing institutions (DFIs) to provide an independent director for the boards of a European bioenergy company and its wholly-owned subsidiary in West Africa.

Smallholder and corporate cocoa development (2013-15)

Agriprojects was engaged by a global confectionary company to help it formulate its economic research agenda for cocoa and the design, structuring and financing of smallholder and corporate cocoa farming projects. This work included a visit to Ghana to investigate aspects of its cocoa value chain.

Business models for cocoa production (2013-14)

Agriprojects was engaged by a technology company to assist it with business modelling of future cocoa farm development scenarios.

Private sector development in Cambodia (2013-2015)

Agriprojects was engaged by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to assess the position of Cambodia’s private sector and the key requirements for its further development, as part of the ADB’s country partnership strategy 2014-18.

Envisaging agricultural futures (2013)

Agriprojects was engaged by a technology company that was assisting a global food company envisage the future of cocoa farming in the context of increasing demand pressure on cocoa supplies.

Contribution to book on smallholder agriculture (2012)

Agriprojects was contracted to write a chapter on Corporate Agribusiness and Small Farms in a book titled “New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture” published in 2014 by Oxford University Press for the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

International workshop on agricultural investment (2012)

Agriprojects provided a consultant to the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for a technical workshop on promoting investment in agriculture and to contribute to the report on the workshop.

Project conceptualization (2011)

Agriprojects was engaged by an agribusiness management company to assist it conceptualize a major state-of-the-art sugar/power/paper project being considered as a greenfield investment by a major private agri-food company in SE Asia.

Agricultural commercialisation and resource conservation in Cambodia (2011)

Agriprojects was engaged by the Asian Development Bank to assist with the conceptualisation of a major sector development programme aimed at strengthening the economic linkages between primary production, processing and trade in the Cambodian agricultural sector to help drive regional economic growth, without compromising the quality and quantity of the natural resource base.

Benchmarking farming systems in developing countries (2011)

Agriprojects worked with the Farm Economics Institute of the von Thünen Institute (formerly the German Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries) on aspects of the further extension of the Institute’s agri benchmark programme into developing countries.

Biofuel production from sugarcane in Peru (2010 – 2013 )

Agriprojects was engaged to provide high level ongoing advice on various aspects of project development and management to the owner-operators of a major new ethanol from cane juice project in Peru.

Global Agribusiness Strategy (2010)

Agriprojects was engaged by the International Finance Corporation to prepare an issues/discussion paper on agribusiness development as a first input to the preparation of a global agribusiness strategy by IFC.

Biofuel development in Africa and Asia (2009 – 2010)

Agriprojects was engaged by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to assist it identify the key measures required to establish viable and competitive production, processing, distribution and marketing systems for biofuel supply in India, Mozambique and Senegal

International research into Avian Influenza (2008 – 2010)

Agriprojects provided management coordination services to the DFID-funded international research program on Pro-poor HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) Risk Reduction Strategies. This was a collaborative enterprise between IFPRI, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the Royal Veterinary Project (RVC) and the Rural Development Research Consortium of the University of California, Berkeley (UCB)

Land use for biofuels and food in Brazil and Indonesia (2008)

Agriprojects was engaged by the research foundation of a major German agribusiness companyto investigate the options for expanding and intensifying land use for the production of biofuels and food in Brazil and Indonesia.

International meetings on Avian Influenza (2008)

Agriprojects was engaged by a major international research organisation to provide facilitation services for high level meetings concerning the management of a multi-institutional project on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Africa and Asia.

Corporate submissions to government in Papua New Guinea (2007)

Agriprojects assisted a diversified agribusiness company prepare submissions to the Government concerning price controls, import tariffs and infrastructure development.

Impact of biofuel expansion on agri-food systems (2007 -)

Agriprojects worked with the Institute of Farm Economics of the German Federal Agricultural Research Centre on a project assessing the implications of biofuel growth on agricultural resource use, food consumption patterns and markets.

Evaluation of agribusiness in Mozambique (2007)

Agriprojects was engaged by a major UK-based charitable foundation to evaluate the poverty-relieving contribution of two agribusiness companies – (1) irrigated horticultural production and packing for export and (2) rice production/marketing & grain/legume seed multiplication – and a transport/logistics company as the basis for a possible investment by the foundation.

Developing a new fresh produce wholesale market for Nairobi (2007)

Agriprojects was engaged by a Kenya-based charitable trust to participate in the formulation of a project to provide a new fresh produce wholesale outlet in Nairobi that will actively strengthen the supply chains linking small scale horticultural producers with the market.