Over the last 14 years Agricane has been involved in the implementation of some of the largest agricultural development projects in southern and central Africa and completed assignments in the following:-
OTHER GENERAL CONSULTING WORKS
EXAGRIS, Malawi (2016 – ongoing)
Aerial drone imagery with 1200ha irrigation and drainage design for nine commercial farms for row cropping throughout Malawi.
MALAWI MANGOES, Malawi (2015 – ongoing)
Provided backward integration of drainage requirements and construction for the two drip irrigated farms totalling 1,300ha for bananas and mangoes
SUKARI, DRC (2014-15)
Review of sugar cane expansion strategy for Groupe Forrest and re-design of a 3,300ha farm with off-river storage.
SINDE FARMS, Zambia (2015-16)
Commissioned to carry out drone imagery and micro-jet irrigation designs for a 750ha phase 1 macadamia plantation.
DANGOTE SUGAR, Nigeria (2014-15)
Rehabilitation Works. Involved in the irrigation and fields rehabilitation project to resuscitate the 4,000ha Levee block in Adamawa State.
TROPHA ESTATES, Malawi (2013 – 2016)
Carried out resource analysis, aerial imagery and irrigation design for an 800ha micro-jet irrigated macadamia plantation and 210ha pivot development providing technical support during construction.
PRESSCANE AND ETHCO EXPANSION (2015 -ongoing)
Carrying out the agricultural expansion for both of Malawi’s ethanol factories to source their own feedstock.
MAFAMBISSE, Mozambique (2015 – ongoing)
Carried out a drainage and irrigation review to provide a yield improvement plan for the home estate
COSCHARIS RICE, Nigeria (2015)
Carried out soils, imagery and complete irrigation and land-forming design for the new 4000ha flood irrigated rice scheme in Anambra State. Construction underway.
RUFIJI RICE PROJECT, Tanzania (2015 – ongoing)
Carrying out the soils and feasibility studies for this 4,000ha paddy rice development in southern Tanzania.
FLOUR MILLS NIGERIA, (2014 – ongoing)
Carrying out precision land forming, GIS sets up and new irrigation developments for this 7500ha new sugar cane project in Niger State.
KAFUE SUGAR, Zambia (2013)
Carried out an assessment of the existing conditions and potential for the possible acquisition of this 7,000ha sugar enterprise on the Northern banks of the Kafue River.
NASHO DISTRICT Resource Analysis, Rwanda (2012)
Contracted to undertake a resource study of the Nasho region in Western Rwanda to analyse the potential for sugar production from the lakes off the Akagera river system. This included soils, irrigation, logistics, climate and yield consideration.
MALAWI STRATEGY FOLLOWING EU SUGAR REFORMS – EU (2006)
Complete a study on the mitigation measures including expansion and improved competitiveness to counter the effects of the loss of the preferential market for sugar into EU.
CHOKWE RICE DEVELOPMENT, Mozambique (2006)
Carried out a preliminary study for Mocfer SARL to design and cost for budget purposes the bulk water systems required to develop 13,000ha of rice from the existing canal system off the Limpopo River in Southern Mozambique.
ZAMBIA SUGAR LTD, Zambia (2006/7)
Commissioned to carry out the furrow and drainage elements of a Front End Package design and costing to develop 3,200ha of sugarcane for expansion to existing estate.
ZIMBABWE STRATEGY FOLLOWING EU SUGAR REFORMS – EU (2006/7)
Contracted to supply agronomy support for a study on the mitigation measures including expansion and improved competitiveness to counter the effects of the loss of the preferential market for sugar into EU.
ENERGEM BIO-FUELS, Mozambique (2008 – 2009)
Contracted to provided Consulting to develop 15,000ha of Jatropha in Southern Mozambique. This includes Bush-clearing, Land Preparation, Agronomy, Planning and GIS operations.
MOZAMBIQUE RECONNAISANCE SURVEY (2007-2008)
Contracted by BP Alternative Energy Division to identify areas in Mozambique where at least 100,000ha could be developed to sugarcane over a period of around 20 years. This project should ultimately produce around 1 billion litres of ethanol per annum. The project required verifying the climate, the soils and water supplies are sufficiently adequate for a sustainable economic venture and understanding the associated social, environmental and infrastructural needs.
BOROTOU & ZUENOULA SUGAR ESTATES, Ivory Coast (2009)
Contracted to carry out Due-diligence investigation and report for Olam International as to the viability, sustainability and expansion potential for these 2 estates.
MAKANDI Tea and Coffee Irrigation, Malawi (1998)
Irrigation Consulting involved in the irrigation design and layout for the Thyolo based organisation in Malawi.
TANGANDA Tea and Coffee Irrigation, Zimbabwe (1995-1998)
Irrigation Consulting. Involved in the irrigation design and layout of various sections of this Chipinge based organisation in Zimbabwe.
KILOMBERO Sugar Estate, Tanzania (1998-1989)
Agricultural Consultants. Carried out the complete 5-year capital replacement programme for the Agricultural Development. Contracted to supply the technical services required to refurbish and expand on the present irrigation and drainage systems.
MAFAMBISSE, Mozambique (1999)
Project Design and Planning on Bowker / Sec 12. Carried out comprehensive soil and topographic surveys to enable an overall design and implementation programme for 800 ha of sugar cane rehabilitation. Around half of this will be overhead and the other half a furrow system of irrigation.
LOWER KOMATI BASIN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, Swaziland (2000)
Sub-consultants to Stewart Scott Int. This is a project in Swaziland to utilise the water from the Maguga Dam – annual yield for the project of 83 000 Ml. Work included soil analysis and selection, Land Use Planning, and providing a Framework for operations and management for approximately 7,000ha of irrigated small growers development in sugar.
LOMAZ Sugar Project, Zimbabwe (1995 – 1997)
Project Agricultural Consultants for Farmers and Tongaat-Hulett Ltd Consulting to the project board on all aspects relating to the establishment of 8500 ha of commercial sugarcane grown by private farmers. Work included the production of a bankable viability report to source the funding required for the farmers, planning of irrigation and the cane haulage practices, the establishment of the 300 ha nursery.