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:-
TRAINING & TECHNICAL SUPPORT CONTRACTS
WALA – USAID – IRRIGATION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, Malawi (2009 – ongoing)
Providing agricultural consultancy, training and development to the Wellness from Agriculture and Livelihoods Advancement Project to develop Irrigation schemes in 8 Districts in the Southern Region. Irrigation technology includes simple river diversion works and gravity canal reticulation.
MAZABUKA CANE GROWERS TRUST – MANYONYO, Zambia (2013)
Contracted to complete the designs for the 500ha small scale farmers furrow irrigation scheme initially funded by AfDB.
GUYSUCO, Guyana (2012)
Provided audit and drainage design works under EU adaptation strategies for the release of variable trance funding for the industry rescue plan.
KASCOL, Zambia (2010)
Provided technical assistance for the enhancement and expansion of outgrower operations to implement EU adaptation strategies.
MTIBWA & KILOMBERO OUTGROWERS, Tanzania (2010-11)
Provided technical assistance to both ougtrower projects to implement EU adaptation strategies for an expansion of 7,000ha of sugar cane.
IMPROVED LIVELIHOODS PROGRAMME (I-LIFE) USAID, Malawi (2005-2009)
Provision of technical support and capacity building to technical field staff from 7 NGO consortiums working in 7 Districts in Malawi on irrigation designs and implementation of small scale schemes (900ha). Irrigation technology includes simple river diversion works and gravity canal reticulation.
SUGAR OUTGROWER CAPACAITY BUILDING PROJECT, Malawi (2010 to 2012)
Contracted as Technical Assistance Consultancy for design, development and delivery of training materials through a TOT programme for outgrower farmers with the aim to improve productivity of outgrower sugar farmers in Kasinthula and Dwangwa. Funded by EU and implemented by Concern Universal
TEA SMALLHOLDER SUPPORT PROGRAMME, Malawi (2009-2011)
Contracted for design, development and delivery of training materials through a TOT programme for tea smallholders in Mulanje and Thyolo Districts in Southern Malawi. The overall objective of the project is to improve smallholder tea production and to achieve product certification with leading certification bodies. Funded by DE Foundation, implemented by Solidaridad.
ALUMENDA FIELD STAFF TRAINING CONTRACT, Nchalo Estates, Malawi (2003-2008)
5-year training contract, providing full time personnel to undertake the estate agricultural training programme to develop an agricultural training manual and institute a training programme for all levels of staff employed.
CANE YIELD IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME, MUMIAS SUGAR COMPANY, Kenya (June 2008 – 2011)
Agricane was contracted by the largest sugar producing company in East Africa to provide Management Staff to assist with a strategy to improve sugarcane yields for both the Nuclear Estate and the Out Growers. This included the supply of professional services of Engineering, GIS, Agronomy and Training to back up the management supplied on site.
NCHALO SUGAR ESTATE, Illovo (2007 -2009)
General Training of all Estate lower management and supervisor level staff personnel - over 2 years. Supply the staff, materials and framework for irrigation and agronomic training and deliver this training to targeted field staff as requested by the estate management
DWANGWA SUGAR ESTATE, Illovo (2004 -2009)
Irrigation Training of all Dwangwa Estate senior staff - over 5 years. Carry out selected agronomic investigations on behalf of Fields management with the aim of improving crop condition and health, and supply the framework for irrigation training and deliver this training to all senior levels of field staff at Dwangwa Estate.