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Our Valued Partners

The Right Partners Matter And Supports Our Success

The four areas in our Farm-to-Fork model allow for partnerships to emerge from all steps in the value chain. These partnerships are what help bring action to our mission and vision. As AVI strives to be an elite management and consulting firm, our partners hold a key role in developing an elite image and reputation. Part of the reputation lies in the values, beliefs, and goals of both AVI and our partners. When these align, the model stands at its strongest leaving few gaps.

Learn about our extensive list of partners and how they bring value to the AVI team below. If you see a fit for you or your company either within the four areas we have outlined under ‘What We Do’ or a unique area in building value chains, please reach out through ‘Become a Partner’ and we will begin our partnership together.

The four areas in our Farm-to-Fork model allow for partnerships to emerge from all steps in the value chain. These partnerships are what help bring action to our mission and vision. As AVI strives to be an elite management and consulting firm, our partners hold a key role in developing an elite image and reputation. Part of the reputation lies in the values, beliefs, and goals of both AVI and our partners. When these align, the model stands at its strongest leaving few gaps. Learn about our extensive list of partners and how they bring value to the AVI team below. If you see a fit for you or your company either within the four areas we have outlined under ‘What We Do’ or a unique area in building value chains, please reach out through ‘Become a Partner’ and we will begin our partnership together.

Ag Input Partners

Agronomic

LINDSAY CORPORATION

A world-leading centre pivot design and sales company, based in Nebraska. We are their dealer for Uganda, and have contacts that go straight to the managing team of the worldwide company. Lindsay and their engineering firm IRZ will help with initial evaluations of property for the engineering of all irrigation design and the farm “master plan”. Once the farm has kicked off Lindsay will put project foremen on the farm to help train crews for pivot installation and maintenance as well as establish Feild Net across the farms to allow us to monitor and control irrigation from anywhere in the world.

Construction

CAT/Mantrac

Uganda-based Caterpillar machinery dealership. Mantrac will be our primary point of contact for large construction machinery sales, rentals, and maintenance. Mantrac will handle all import, assembly, maintenance and training for large scale land clearing and construction equipment. Mantract will put a parts store on the farm for the sole use of the JV Farm as well as train all operators and mechanics to ensure standardization of all operations. We will also be able to work through Mantrac to get to CAT Finance from the US to finance all equipment, or to lease from Mantrac should that be the more
economical option.

ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS

Uganda-based equipment and supply company. We are in close relation with their CEO, and maintain strong connections with the company. They can handle any small equipment or maintenance vehicle needs, as well as any custom manufacturing that may be needed in the country.

TERRAIN SERVICES

Uganda-based construction company, capable of handling large-scale projects and hiring various subcontractors. Our Operations Director, Mike Woodward, previously managed Terrain Services’ operations in South Sudan and maintains a close relationship with the owners. They are the only Tier 1 construction firm in Uganda, and handle a variety of projects as well as having a long list of international partners as far as buildings, engineering, and implementation of unique solutions for Africa. They also have experience with this scale of the project and with agricultural projects.

Equipment

ORTHMAN EQUIPMENT

Nebraska-based company that creates heavy-duty implements for farm equipment specific to its customer’s needs. Orthman has worked in various countries across Africa, and we can be their primary dealer for initial operations in Uganda, which would bring a significant discount to the JV. Orthman designs soil specific conservation farming implements and has a wide array of existing solutions that would work well to lift and improve the soils of Masindi. They also have one of the best logistics departments in the US and will handle all shipping, logistics, and assembly to the farm.

ROME EQUIPMENT GROUP

US-based heavy equipment manufacturer, which has sold and used equipment across Africa. They specialise in land clearing equipment to be used in conjunction with our relationships at John Deere Mascor and CAT Mantrac. They specialize in the best land clearing implements on Earth to prepare land specifically for agricultural use and have the most experience in East Africa of any other land clearing group.

Facility

CHIEF INDUSTRIES

US-based grain handling company. They design large-scale grain facilities specifically to the farm’s requirements. Chief will handle all engineering and construction of the large-scale grain storage, handling, and processing facilities for the JV. Through Chief, we will work with further processors to fit in the right processing capacity and level of processing to ensure maximum profits from the farm.

Livestock

WORLD WIDE SIRES

US-based company in the supply of genetics for cattle. Savannah Breeder Services (an AVI subsidiary) is their distributor in Uganda and will handle any genetic needs of the JV farm, as well as an implementation of insemination protocols and breeding timelines.

Management & Consulting

CONTEXT Network

US Based consulting firm, specializing in large scale feasibility and environmental impact studies. They will be a backstop for AVI during the feasibility process, particularly when it comes to Risk Assessment and Financial Modeling. They come to the table with over 35 years experience and 12 global directors.

SETTJE AGRI-SERVICES AND ENGINEERING

Nebraska-based agricultural engineering and design firm, specialising in livestock facilities and operations. Settje Ag works to design and build the most efficient beef feedlots, swine facilities, dairy barns, and poultry barns around the world. They have engineered and/or built over 1,200 livestock facilities in the US and Russia, and will design all livestock systems to meet environmental standards and each customer’s needs.

Seed

SEED CO.

African-based company, specialising in the sale and development of new varieties of maize, soy, sorghum seeds, forage and other various seeds. We hold a partnership for distribution in Uganda and will establish a dealership on the JV farm for regional distribution and sales. SeedCo will also conduct extensive research in partnership with the JV Farm to ensure that varieties are created on the farm that maximize yield for our environment.