What We've Accomplished
A sample of our broad portfolio of agriculture project work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 crops—including strawberries, pomegranates, tomatoes, dates, forage crops, stone fruit, and grapes—and 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.
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.