Worldwide_Working with AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants

AFC is currently implementing approximately 50 projects in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America with an annual turnover € 8 Million. Since 1973, the company has gained global experience in more than 100 countries. Our fields of work are

Agriculture

Crop and Livestock Production / Animal Health

AFC provides services for intensification and diversification in optimized agricultural production techniques for market- and environment-oriented agricultural development and pro-poor growth. This comprises sustainable water- and soil-management as well as the needs of animal husbandry, including animal health issues.

Food Security

We assist in food security projects to support sustainable production methods, to preserve biodiversity and to avoid land degradation. We strive to ensure physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food for all people at all times.

Policy Advice

Agriculture policy advice and reform projects are part of our major fields of work. These projects include the legal framework, the formulation and the dissemination of agricultural strategies and support private sector investments. We counsel on market interventions, EU accession and harmonization.

Agribusiness

Food Industry

Our experience working with food industry companies worldwide, plus our links to AFC group companies and DLG, makes us able to offer a broad range of services in this area. We support approaches which contribute to increased productivity, access to finance, business development, restructuring as well as capacity building.

Food Safety

Our consulting services comprise the handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness. This includes a number of routine and international standards that should be followed to avoid potentially severe health hazards and assure food quality. We aim to improve traceability of food as well as provide policy advice on food safety, risk management and veterinary controls.

Marketing and Export Promotion

We promote sustainable growth. Marketing strategy advice is a key part of our portfolio and includes customized solutions for agribusiness marketing, support for international trade fairs, study tours, sector studies, etc. Our marketing know-how is underpinned by our close cooperation with AFC group companies as well as with DLG-International GmbH.

In addition, we support the provision of market infrastructure. To enable emerging economies to participate in international economic agreements at various levels, we provide services and transitional support in trade promotion and trade finance.

Value Chain Approach

AFC sets a priority on the farm-to-fork-approach within the framework of our pro-poor philosophy. As comprehensive solutions from primary agricultural production to consumer protection become more essential every day, we put into action value-chain-based implementation methods. Sustainability and quality management are core pillars of our approach

 

Financial Sector Development

Micro and SME Finance

Following international best practices, our services include market analysis, the development and launching of new products including savings and insurance products, development of and training in credit policies and procedures, including appraisal techniques, credit risk assessment, cash flow-projections and monitoring and management of problem loans.

Financial Institutions Development

Involving all stakeholders, we set up and upgrade financial institutions and improve the strategic orientation, administrative set-up, internal control, managerial systems and staff qualifications, allowing our client to carry out their operations efficiently, successfully and independently on a long-term basis. A collaboration with the ADG (Akademie Deutscher Genossenschaften / Academy of German Cooperatives) provides an ideal partnership to further strengthen our training competences. In previous assignments, we jointly implemented training in all relevant bank-related topics, both directly to our clients’ staff and their customers and through Train-the-Trainer programmes.

Rural and Agricultural Finance

With more than thirty years of experience in providing consulting services to the rural and agricultural sector, we possess unmatched expertise in this field. We use our in-depth knowledge and wide network of experts to offer services such as financing along value chains and outgrower schemes.

Sustainable Energy Finance

With services such as feasibility studies, financial modelling, product development, awareness promotion, borrower support and energy audits, we assist financial institutions in entering into the emerging markets of energy efficiency, renewable energies and cleaner production.

Risk Management

To enable our clients to analyse and reduce their risks, we implement tools and procedures for financial institutions. We consider risk management as an integrated process which comprises financial and operational risk management and treasury including asset liability management and internal audit.

Qualifications: 

Since we are continuously looking for new, qualified experts we would like to add your CV to our database if you agree.

AFC is member of the GOPA group, the largest German consulting group. Therefore we jointly use the experts database and shouldn't get confused by the fact  a colleague from gopa might be contacting you. As soon as we receive an matching opportunity we will get in contact with you.  

If you are interested to register for new upcoming projects, please send your CV to: 

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