Agricane has carried out many small studies from resource surveys and soil analyses to due diligence studies in 24 countries in Africa, including most of Southern and Central African states and a few countries in West Africa. Some of the larger scope works are detailed below.

Exagris - Malawi (2016 )

Aerial drone imagery with 1 200ha irrigation and drainage design for nine commercial farms for row cropping throughout Malawi.

Malawi Mangoes - Malawi (2015 – 2016)

Provided backward integration of drainage requirements and construction for the two drip irrigated farms totalling 1 300ha for bananas and mangoes

Sinde Farms - Zambia (2015-2016)

Commissioned to carry out drone imagery and micro-jet irrigation designs for a 750ha phase 1 macadamia plantation.

Presscane And Ethco Expansion (2015)

Carrying out the agricultural expansion for both of Malawi’s ethanol factories to source their own feedstock.

Mafambisse - Mozambique (2015 –2016)

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 4 000 ha flood irrigated rice scheme in Anambra State. Construction underway.

Rufiji Rice Project - Tanzania (2015 – 2016)

Carrying out the soils and pre-feasibility studies for this 4 000 ha paddy rice development in southern Tanzania.

Sukari - Drc (2014-2015)

Review of sugar cane expansion strategy for Groupe Forrest and re-design of a 3 300 ha farm with off-river storage.

Dangote Sugar Refineries - Nigeria (2014-2015)

Rehabilitation Works. Involved in the irrigation and fields rehabilitation project to resuscitate the 4 000 ha Levee block in Adamawa State.

Tropha Estates - Malawi (2013 – 2016)

Carried out resource analysis, aerial imagery and irrigation design for an 800 ha micro-jet irrigated macadamia plantation and 210 ha pivot development providing technical support during construction.

Kafue Sugar - Zambia (2013)

Carried out an assessment of the existing conditions and potential for the possible acquisition of this 7 000 ha sugar enterprise on the Northern banks of the Kafue River.

Xinavane – Mocambique (2012)

Consultants employed to carry out a strategic study of all land and water opportunities within a 80km radius of Xinavane for both greenfield and brownfield expansion of sugarcane.

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.

Triangle Development Options - Zimbabwe (2009 - 2010)

Consultants to Tongaat Hulett (Zimb.).   Analysis of development options for the Zimbabwe sugar industry - using existing & projected water supplies.  Work included project analysis from soil surveys to semi-detailed block designs for 5 000 ha of cane on Triangle and Mwanezana.

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.

Energem Bio-Fuels - Moçambique (2008–2009)

Contracted to provided Consulting to develop 15,000ha of Jatropha in Southern Moçambique. This includes Bush-clearing, Land Preparation, Agronomy, Planning and GIS operations.

Moçambique Reconnaisance Survey, Bp Plc – Moçambique (2007-2009).

Contracted by BP Alternative Energy Division to identify areas in Moçambique where at least 100,000ha could be developed to sugarcane over a period of about 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.

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.

Zambia Sugar Ltd, Zambia (2006-2007)

Commissioned to carry out the furrow and drainage elements of a Front-End Package design and costing to develop 3 200 ha of sugarcane for expansion to existing estate.

Markala Sugar Development, Mali, West Africa – Illovo: (2006 - 2007)

Commissioned to carry out a Front-End Package to conceptually design and produce tender documents for Phase 1 (4,500ha) and extrapolate costs to develop from virgin land 15,000ha of irrigated sugarcane development off the Niger River.

Chokwe Rice Development - Moçambique (2006)

Carried out a preliminary study for Mocfer SARL to design and cost for budget purposes the bulk water systems required to develop 13 000 ha of rice from the existing canal system off the Limpopo River in Southern Mozambique.

Kinyara Sugar Estate, Gov Of Ug - Uganda (2002, 2005, 2006)

Due Diligence Reviews   sub-consultants to Imara (Botswana & Malawi) for Priv.Unit. Conducted site studies of the farming systems, field and milling equipment and management structures and analysed the current capacities of KSWL and proposed expansion plans - including outgrowers. Site and expansion reviews repeat- ed in 2005 and tender evaluations reviewed in 2006.

Zambia Sugar Ltd, Mazabuka, Illovo - Zambia (2006 - 2007)

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.

Malawi Strategy Following Eu Sugar Reforms, Eu – Malawi (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.

Zimbabwe Strategy Following Eu Sugar Reforms, Eu – Zimbabwe (2006-2007)

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.

Markala Sugar Project Feasibility Study, Tsb, Illovo - Mali (2005 - 2008)

TSB and Illovo Carried out due diligence study to determine the viability of establishing 15,000ha of irrigation from the Niger river for sugar development.

Lomaz Sugar Project, Tongaat Hulett Ltd - 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.

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