Agriculture

Addvalue is a professional problem-solver. We offer support and solutions to our clients to ensure their business or enterprise is running as efficiently, profitable and effectively as possible.Clients may be:

  • farmers;
  • growers;
  • landowners & Funds
  • conservation organisations;
  • public bodies;
  • other agricultural businesses in manufacturing and services.

Agricultural consultancy and advisory work is principally split into two distinct but interrelated areas:

  • technical consultancy - providing specialist advice on agronomy, nutrition, livestock, the environment and conservation, waste management and other technical applications;
  • business consultancy - involving business planning, personnel management and estate and financial management advice for agricultural businesses and farms.

The work carried out by addValue agricultural consultants varies depending on the type of service they offer (e.g. business or technical consultancy) and the type of employer (e.g. private consultancy or charity). However, typical activities include:

  • visiting clients to identify and evaluate their business and/or technical requirements and/or financial ;
  • assisting clients with business planning, planning applications, government grant applications, legislative advice, finance advice and new business ventures;
  • collecting and analysing data, crop yield and financial reports to measure performance;
  • preparing or modifying business or operating plans;
  • organising and conducting field trials to find solutions to clients’ problems;
  • planning and implementing improvements for the client such as using more effective pest control measures or finding more efficient ways to keep and feed livestock;
  • organising presentations, demonstrations, training and farm walks for clients, colleagues, partnership organisations, professional bodies and other interested groups;
  • communicating effectively, both in writing and orally, with clients, colleagues and members of the public;
  • writing advisory leaflets, technical notes and possibly press releases and articles;
  • marketing and promoting consultancy services to new customers, while maintaining existing client relationships;
  • researching and keeping up to date with any relevant developments in agriculture;
  • undertaking administrative duties, managing budgets and accounts, updating information and preparing reports;
  • Support for bank finance;
  • Support in identifying potential JV and/or investors;
  • Support in tender processes for equipment.

We have experience with different types and levels of agro-technology and provide our services to a wide range of farming operations: from small holders using basic agro-technology to modern, mechanized, large scale enterprises.