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About us

Agland is a global management and consulting firm focused on food security, agriculture, and natural resource management. Entrepreneurial by nature, we have helped our public and private sector clients innovate the production, marketing, and sales of over 200 types of agricultural commodities in developing countries and throughout the United States.

 

 
 
 
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What We Do

 

For decades, our team of in-house experts have served as trusted advisors to government and corporate entities large and small seeking to enhance their work in the agricultural sector. Coordinating with a network of globally-based technical consultants, we offer actionable insights grounded in our clients’ specific country and regional contexts.

Our capabilities:

  • Agribusiness and agro-processing

  • Agricultural value chain strengthening

  • Agricultural policy analysis and project design

  • Capacity building and training

  • Environmentally sustainable and resilient agricultural development

  • International market analysis and development

  • Investment promotion

  • Natural resource and land use planning

  • Trade facilitation and private sector engagement

 
 

Where We've Worked

Agland has worked in over 70 countries around the world.

Agland has worked in over 70 countries around the world.

 

What We've Accomplished

A sample of our broad portfolio of agriculture project work.

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AGRICULTURAL MARKET ACTIVITY

As a subcontractor under a five-year project funded by USAID and the Government of Sweden, Agland contributes to increasing trade and exports of food products from Bosnia and Herzegovina. We enhance the competitiveness and business success of enterprises in the fruit and vegetable sector by improving the business environment in which enterprises operate, improving business operations and management, and assisting the adoption of new technologies.

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FLAGSHIP RESEARCH ON GROWING ENTERPRISES

For the World Bank, Agland is identifying lessons from past public and private sector programs aimed to grow agro‐processing small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through linkages with larger firms. By providing insights for development practitioners, these cases will guide new projects and programs to support agro‐processing SMEs as important intermediaries between smallholder farmers and larger firm offtakers.

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GROWTH & EMPLOYMENT, NIGERIA

On behalf of our client, the Department for International Development (DFID), Agland developed a public-private partnership between Cargill, the Federal Government of Nigeria, DFID, and the World Bank to develop a large agribusiness complex in Kogi State, Nigeria, as well as irrigated crop production and an outgrower scheme for cassava production.

 
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CLIMATE-SMART AGRIBUSINESS, CAPE VERDE

On a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) project, Agland worked with small farmers and micro-credit institutions to install drip irrigation and post-harvest facilities on three different islands. We then designed and implemented trainings for farmers and extension agents on their management and delivered trainings to micro-credit institutions to improve lending practices in the agricultural sector. Finally, we worked to increase sales of the high-value, high-quality produce enabled by the new irrigation systems into growing tourist markets. 

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INMA AGRIBUSINESS PROGRAM, IRAQ

On a multi-year USAID project in Iraq, Agland helped increase agricultural productivity by introducing new varietals for a number of cropsincluding strawberries, pomegranates, tomatoes, dates, forage crops, stone fruit, and grapesand cultivating new techniques. We worked to expanded access to markets; established packing, processing, and post-harvest facilities; expanded rural service centers and demonstration farms; established water user associations; and improved governance and local association management. Agland also supported government agencies to adapt to rapidly evolving legal, regulatory, and public service needs.

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IRRIGRATION SECTOR REFORM, MOLDOVA

Agland worked to improve Moldova’s management of its limited water resources and rehabilitated irrigation systems for agricultural use through a subcontract for the Millennium Challenge Corporation. We helped improve the planning and implementation of irrigation sector reform and structured governance transfer to water user associations, and trained users on the rehabilitated systems. Agland designed and implemented training for women water users, association managers, and community leaders on leadership, management, and advocacy.

 
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Who We Are

 

 
 
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WILLIAM P. MOTT

SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR

William Mott founded Agland in l976 to utilize his skills in developing countries after 12 years of management and marketing experience with two multi-national food processors, Libby, McNeill and Libby and Nestlé Corporation. While with Nestlé, he served as managing director of Nestlé’s processed fruit and vegetable joint venture in Japan.

Mr. Mott has managed agricultural and food industry projects in over 20 countries, ranging from a 250,000 acre irrigation project in Iraq to consulting for the Clos du Val Winery in Napa Valley, California to sweet onion production and marketing in Peru. Along with three partners, he established the first cut flower export-producer and marketer in Colombia. The company became one of the largest flower exporters in Latin America with annual sales of over $100 million.

Mr. Mott served as an agribusiness consultant on a World Bank-sponsored agriculture export development project in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The project involved market research and trade promotion activities for tropical fruits and vegetables from northern Minas Gerais, a logistic study for exporting perishables and non-perishables products, and elaboration of the guidelines for the construction of a perishable export center.

He received his MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in food processing from the University of California at Davis.

 

 
 
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BILL SCOTT

SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Bill Scott is an agricultural economist with a broad background in international and domestic agribusiness consulting as well as natural resource and land use planning. Before joining Agland, Mr. Scott worked with several private consulting firms including Elliot Berg Associates and Louis Berger International. He also worked for the California Coastal Commission on agricultural land use issues.

Mr. Scott has prepared financial feasibility studies for many types of agribusiness projects including a pineapple marketing project, fresh asparagus project, honeydew melon packing plant, packing and controlled atmosphere storage facility for apples, and joint venture between a U.S. marketing organization and a Mexican cut flower producer.  He has analyzed markets for a broad range of agricultural products in both U.S. and foreign markets.

Mr. Scott served as the Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Romania Agribusiness Development Activity and was the principal author of studies on the production and marketing of coffee in Tanzania and Cameroon. Most recently, Mr. Scott was the project manager of a Millennium Challenge Corporation project in Cape Verde. 

Mr. Scott holds a master's degree in Agricultural Economics from Stanford University's Food Research Institute.  He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford as well and studied at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, France. Mr. Scott is fluent in French.

 
 
 

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