Agri Supplies is dedicated to providing farms, nurseries and greenhouses with dependable agricultural products that will ensure their growth. Our long standing reputation for quality service at a great price makes us one of the leading suppliers of farming equipment and machinery, not only in Mpumalanga, but across South Africa.
A farming business whose main objective is crop production of row crops such as maize, wheat and soya beans on a large scale. Also involved in tobacco farming. Seeking investors for infrastructure development to enable farm to realise full production potential.
Mission To be an alternative means of developing farming in black farming communities through theory and hands-on training, by highly experienced national and international instructors, so as to improve the farming business sector within black communities in Southern Africa. Mposa Agricultural Consultants (MAC) *(Agriseta Accredited) is important to South African communities as it has adopted the concept of recognising the skills and knowledge within the community, and using them to promote and develop a better farming programme for clients. Farmer capacity-building programmes have been found to be the best source of creating jobs. MAC has realised that an academic education qualification does not bring the answer to poverty and starvation, but a supportive mind with a sound farming business background does. Major objectives • To facilitate the development of a good institutional framework • To train project members in constitution writing • To facilitate the registration of co-ops and related business/entities • To train members in how to run meetings and facilitate exchanges • To train individuals and farmer groups in theory and practical skills • To train farmers in life skills (communication,negotiation, conflict resolution and leadership skills) • To train farmers in fencing • To coordinate farmer training, and provide support services to groups and individuals • To bring awareness to the importance of the overall development of agriculture in South Africa • To encourage emerging, small-scale and low external input farmers to engage in farming activities as part of the country’s economic growth • To train farmers in business management and business plan development • To train farmers in co-operative development • To train farmers in marketing of quality food to the national and international markets Aspirations To own a farming academy that will deal in theory and practical training of farmers in farm machinery use, tractor driving, dry-land crop, livestock, poultry and vegetable farming, throughout South Africa.
About us The company "Sungrant Plus" is one of the major player in the Ukrainian market of export and agricultural products trade. Our company is a part of group of dynamically developing companies of medium-sized business, which work in the sector of Ukrainian agriculture products export. Our company founded in 2002. Within the first years of activity, we have built cooperation with few big grain transfer terminals in the Black and Azov sea regions and enlarged volumes of grains supplement on internal market. At present moment, company has successful experience of cooperating with all main manufacturers of grains and oil seeds. Strengthening the company’s positions on the internal market allowed command “Sungrant plus” to develop the foreign trade activity through the one company of our group companies – Oilseeds Trading LP. In the period from 2007 to 2009, our companies have built good business relationships with companies from Asia, Mideast and southern Europe. From 2009, we deserved the name of reliable, stable and faithful partner. We are in grain and oilseeds bulk export/supply for the last 6 years. During this period, we have built close business relationship with companies from Turkey, Italy, Poland, Turkmenistan, Greece, Israel, The Netherlands and other Mideast and Asian Countries. Companies of our group have own fields for grains and oilseeds growing, also group of our companies owns oil extraction facility (http://mezpology.zp.ua/home/lang/en/). Our main advantages are the following: an individual approach to partnership, efficiency in decision-making at all stages of the business process, as well as an effective system of risk management. Such model allows our company to be successful and effective in the dynamic and highly competitive market of agribusiness.
We develop plantations for the preservation of the ecosystem. Hence, aware of the ever changing climate, we profer a climate control system. Our endeavors also assist in controlling coastal erosion, a major threat to our world.
Aquaculture Kenya Limited is a provider of fish farming solutions for commercial aquaculturists. We provide solutions and technologies for the aquaculture industry aimed at reducing costs, improving productivity and efficiency. Our aim is for Kenya to ultimately become an integral part of the international aquaculture community. Aquaculture Kenya Limited is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
The goals of the company are - improve productivity of cocoa in our farms in Cameroon - develop 10,000 hectares of cocoa farm in Cameroon - reduce unemployment and reverse the trend of rural exodus in Cameroon. To achieve our goals, a team of people behind this project are working with an agro-scientist to identify all possible risks and work out mitigation measures to eliminate these risks.
The company was started by Lenus Oosthuizen and his wife, Jenny during the last quarter of 2011. The initial purpose of the business was to breed good quality commercial goats and sheep, to sell to other existing, as well as start-up commercial farmers. They soon realised, however, that local demand for meat exceeded the supply by about 56%. The company gradually moved its focus from supplying commercial breeding goats and sheep, to supplying purely slaughter/trade stock. The company now manages orders ranging from weekly orders for anything from 20-300 p/client. The breeding division still continues, though on smaller scale. The income from this is currently utilised to cover most of the company’s operational cost.
I’m the Director of Agro-Precision e Ingenieria S.L. I started the company in 2006, after so many years of working experience in Irrigation related fields. Since I finished my MsC in Irrigation Science at Utah State University (1990), I have been working, first on research and as a Free Lance in Irrigation consultancy. Once the company was created, we focused our work in Irrigation design and Irrigation Scheduling. We have a large experience in drip irrigation design (more than 6000 ha in the last two years), using the most modern techniques: GPS Land Surveying, DTM, WCADI design software. We base our designs looking for equilibrium between pipe investment and power consumption depending on the total life of the project. This means that we can design a highly efficient Irrigation system for any field size. We facilitate to our clients a detailed relation of material needed for the system installation. We do Irrigation Scheduling for a large variety of crops. We use the latest techniques to estimate and apply crop water needs: Agro-meteorological whether stations installation and data processing; Reference crop Evapotranspiration estimation (ETo), Crop Coefficient application for Crop Evapotranspiration estimation to do Irrigation Scheduling; Field water content sensors installation for soil water content control.
EcoPlanet Bamboo Southern Africa is a bamboo plantation subsidiary of EcoPlanet Bamboo Group. The company owns and operates the Kowie Bamboo Farm in South Africa's Eastern Cape. EcoPlanet Bamboo Southern Africa represents the first successful commercial bamboo plantation in South Africa and has set the platform for bamboo to become the first viable commercial tree free fiber in the country. EcoPlanet Bamboo Group is the largest owner and operator of commercial bamboo plantations outside of China. With bamboo plantations currently located in Central America, Southern Africa and West Africa, EcoPlanet Bamboo is leading the industrialization of bamboo as a tree free, deforestation free alternative fiber for timber manufacturing industries. The conversion of degraded land into certified bamboo plantations is coupled with innovative technology development to provide bamboo based solutions for products and markets that currently contribute to the deforestation of our world’s natural forests. Bamboo can be grown on degraded land, providing positive restoration properties while at the same time reducing deforestation and degradation through the provision of a sustainable source of fiber. Bamboo’s fast growth rate and high productivity results in significant volumes of fiber produced per area and input. New technology enables bamboo’s use in the manufacturing of most products that currently rely on wood as their raw fiber including pulp & paper, textiles, engineered timber and bioenergy. EcoPlanet Bamboo’s plantations can provide a secure and sustainable raw resource for industries, companies and consumers.
CASE STUDY 2 FAO 2011 Diversification Booklet Number 17 Elaine Marshall Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation Rome P Medicinal Aromatic Plants and Trade – Bringing MAPs into Formal Trade Systems Plants were the first medicines and remain an important tool for treating illness in most cultures. Today the commercial demand for these medicines exceeds supply in many cases, and the unregulated collection of these plants has the potential to endanger plant species’ survival in the wild. Given the expanding use of herbal remedies, coupled with the minimal practiced cultivation of medicinal herbs-it is reasonable to conclude that collection of plants is often unsustainable. For example: • in Ecuador, Cascarilla cinchona pubescens - the original source of the potent antimalarial drug Quinine-may be threatened as a result of overexploitation; • in Eastern Europe, unsustainable collection of the wild herb Pheasant’s eye,Adonis vernalis - which is used to treat cardiac ailments - has led to dramaticdeclines throughout the plant’s range, and today the species is protected from collection in many countries; • Orchids are an important ingredient in traditional Chinese medicines; yearly, tens of thousands of orchids (genus Dendrobium) are used to make products that are shipped to Hong Kong for consumption; • in the United States of America, American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis) are collected in the wild in large quantities. Although much of the ginseng exported from the United States of America is now cultivated, enough collection of the wild plant occurs that trade in the species is now carefully regulated. Both ginseng and Goldenseal are listed in Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which regulates international trade through a permitting system. Much of MAP trade is within the informal sector and within borders, not between, so it is difficult to accurately estimate and regulate. International trade of about 20 plant species is regulated because of the pressures of herbal medicine, and an additional 200 plant species used in herbal remedies are regulated in trade, largely as a result of pressure from the herbal medicine market. In Europe many countries regulate or prohibit trade in species whose populations have evidenced decline in recent years, however, in many countries where endangered MAPs are found - particularly in Africa and Latin America - there is insufficient protective legislation and what laws exist are often inadequately enforced. In the cases where MAP species are protected from trade, smuggling occurs if the plants are rare and valuable enough to risk the consequences. For example, wild Asian ginseng, which grows only in two provinces of far-eastern Russia and one province of the People’s Republic of China, is protected from trade in these two countries. But the finest specimens of wild Asian ginseng sell for tens of thousands of dollars per kilogram, creating a tremendous incentive for poachers, and as many as 600 kilograms of wild ginseng are smuggled out of Russia every year. Sustainable ethical wild harvesting of MAPs, and an increased supply of cultivated specimens, helps protect species. Historically and unfortunately cultivation has been attempted only when wild populations were already threatened by overexploitation. Source: Adapted from The World Wide Fund for Nature Conservation, 2010 (Available at http://www.worldwildlife.org/what/globalmarkets/wildlifetrade/faqs- medi
Agrotech Belgium is a high-tech company that specializes in agricultural and agro-industrial engineering. Incorporated in 1986 after 10 years of intensive R&D, Agrotech Belgium has gained a worldwide reputation as the inventor and the manufacturer of the AGROMAT unit and the FRESH FODDER FACTORY. These technological equipment were granted a collection of prestigious awards in first-rate international Exhibitions of Inventions, Research and Industrial Innovation. Agrotech Belgium has developed more than 38 years of know-how in the hydroponic production of green fodder for animal feeding. Advantages of the GERM technology A guaranteed production of fresh and wholly natural green grass each and every day of the year, independent of climatic conditions. The GERM technology produces the highest quality grass, of spring consistency all year through, again independent of seasonal climatic changes. The possibility to achieve scientifically-adapted feeding patterns based on the animals' needs as well the performance expected from them. Optimized zootechnical performances by the GERM technology: increase in milk production, acceleration of the fattening process with a shorter pay-back period for the capital invested in the live-stock, better resistance to disease, better reproductive performances, better taste of milk and by-products, ... The GERM technology is soil-less, hence there is no waste at the output: 1 T is therefore equal to 1 T net. The whole grass mass is consumed by the animals, including the roots. Important land saving. For example, a Fresh Fodder Factory with an output capacity of 20 T/day occupies about 2,900 m² and replaces 200 hectares of grazing land at the production level. Consequently, land thus reclaimed can be put to other profitable uses, raising overall profitability of the farm. More than 98% water saving. Water consumption is particularly low when compared to conventional methods involving irrigation. The GERM technology uses less than 2% of the amount of water required by conventional methods for the same output. Power consumption is equally low and does not significantly affect profitability ratios, bearing in mind the tremendous daily output. The GERM grass comes out cheaper and better as compared to many other conventional feeds. Qualitatively, the GERM grass surpasses most conventional feeds including concentrates. The GERM technology is of vital interest in many applications: right answer to worldwide calamities such as prolonged droughts, desertification and long snow periods to mention but a few; promotion of intensive farming even in areas where land is scarce or just plain non-productive (e.g. mountainous regions, land prone to erosion, islands, etc.) countries where land is expensive; the ultimate from the conservationist point of view as it can effectively combat and even reverse deforestation and alleviate the growing problem of land barrenification; effective solution for areas affected by natural disasters or different kinds of pollutions (pastures covered with ashes from volcanic eruptions or becoming radio-active as a result of a nuclear disaster, for instance). Thanks to the Fresh Fodder Factories, the creation of many by-industries as far as milk and meat processing are concerned (production of butter, margarine, milkshakes, yogurt, canned food, etc.) may positively and significantly influence the economy and the employment, and generate welfare, even in regions where such agricultural developments were but an utopian dream under normal circumstances. By guaranteeing independence and autonomy in green fodder all year through, the GERM technology allows better and more efficient farm management, accurate projections and overall productivity. Under traditional circumstances, losses and costs involved by an unfavourable occurrence (drought, desertification, etc.) are of dramatic importance and their consequences may influence the profitability of the farm for years. The fatalistic attitude of the farmer, which previously prevailed by the dependence on hazardous occurrences now makes place for a real Management by Objectives. The Fresh Fodder Factory is a very profitable investment. All studies made worldwide show an exceptional ROE, ROI and Investment Payback Period. Therefore, such projects are worth being considered by investors who are open-minded for science and technology. We can make a feasibility study for first-rate investment companies.
EcoPlanet Bamboo is a bamboo plantation and processing company that focuses on the provision of a secure and certified source of fiber for timber manufacturing industries and markets globally. We currently operate in Central America, Western and Southern Africa. EcoPlanet Bamboo is leading the industrialization of bamboo as a viable and environmentally attractive alternative fiber for timber manufacturing industries. The conversion of degraded land into certified bamboo plantations is coupled with innovative technology development to provide bamboo based solutions for products and markets that currently contribute to the deforestation of our world's natural forests. Certification ensures that the industrialization of bamboo occurs in a positive manner, both environmentally and socially. EcoPlanet Bamboo has pioneered the application of forestry and carbon certification to bamboo.
Agents for Landini tractors, CLAAS harvesting equipment, Amazone equipment, Falcon equipment, Jacto sprayers. Fleetguard Filters Dealers for Husqvarna range of products, Castrol Oils. Website; www.tarrys.co.zw Provision of service, repairs and maintenace and spares for all these products
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