Founded in 1993, Agribusiness Systems International (ASI) provides tailored services to firms, investors, and entities that support the agribusiness sector to create increasingly competitive and dynamic industries. An affiliate of ACDI/VOCA, ASI draws from that organization’s 50 years of experience expanding economic opportunities in 146 developing and transitional nations. ASI supports ACDI/VOCA’s mission by helping farmers and agribusinesses develop the skills necessary to operate competitively in a market-driven global economy.
Agribusiness Systems International (ASI) Capabilities
As an international consulting organization, ASI provides tailored, market-oriented services and training to the private sector and international and local entities to facilitate socially responsible business innovation, investment opportunities, and financial access.
- Value chain analysis
- Market research and linkages
- Quality and food safety standards
- Feasibility studies
- Business planning
- Investment planning, including due diligence
- Policy analysis
Selected Examples of ASI’s Work
- Designed a project for off-farm microenterprises in Egypt for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- Facilitated production of niger seed in Ethiopia in a venture with Universal Cooperative
- Prepared a proposal to develop meat processing venture on behalf of Farmland Industries
- Facilitated imports of cattle, dairy products, and agricultural inputs for TRME Associates Ltd. in Egypt
- Conducted agriculture marketing training in Oman
- Prepared organization and management training curricula for Ethiopian agribusiness
- Facilitated business ventures between South African and U.S. soybean firms
- Organized and staffed the U.S. pavilion of the Sahara International Agricultural Exhibition in Cairo
- Conducted a study tour of commodity exchanges in Hungary, Poland, and Germany for Turkish commodity exchange leaders
- Designed and delivered numerous business capacity-building workshops for community development associations in Egypt
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