ADVICE for PRIMARY PRODUCERS and FOOD MANUFACTURERS
We offer advice in organic agricultural systems, permaculture and several specific areas of production, with first hand experience in horticulture, viniculture, brewing, baking and meat processing.
We have overseas experience too, having advised on sustainable production and supply chain development in countries as diverse as France, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Cost Rica.
Our tools and experience include:
- Production and marketing for horticulture, dairy, meat and drinks
- Food and drink processing and manufacturing
- International development and agronomy
- Organic production systems
- Permaculture systems
Organic vineyard management
This has led to producing internationally award winning wines, including supplying Waitrose. Consultancy has been provided for other vineyards, as well as advising growers on the establishment of a Welsh Vineyard Association and assisting with the development of a Welsh Sustainable Wine brand.
Pineapple juicing business in Ghana
A full accounts programme was installed using an f3 generated financial template.
Riverside Market Garden
Later work included advising and administering a community share issue, raising over £10k for initial capital investment; designing a financial modelling template and budgeting system; and helping to develop a diversification project to dehydrate vegetables for processing into soups.
Organic Export Feasibility Study
This involved the recruitment of local growers and resulted in negotiation of a successful contract for export of Fairtrade raisins to the UK.