Who We Are


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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 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.