Agriculture

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1508172676130{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Services”][vc_column_text]Our agriculture division is named IARG (International Agriculture Resource Group) and provides many varied services (see list below). However, most of these services have a true domino effect in the areas involved within rural development. IARG has evolved into a leading provider of global-development solutions to government, private business, individuals, and international donor agencies. Additionally, IARG has worked in many countries in Latin America, the Former Soviet Union, Eastern and Central Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa (see our ‘projects’ map on the home page). IARG designs and implements results oriented strategies for competing in the global economy. We offer a wide range of consulting services and innovative approaches to economic development, but despite the service area, the primary components can be broken down as sub-components of the three areas of technical, institutional, and socio-economic components (see approach) as follows:

Hemp & Tech Services: Our Hemp Division’s (Hemp & Tech Services) mission is to provide green solutions that help make the world a better place to live. Hemp products are Eco-friendly, healthy, and can often replace petroleum-based products. Our COO calls hemp a miracle plant and has renamed CBD (Cannabidiol) to Curation Beyond Dreams and it truly is, from health improvement to textiles, automobile components, fuels, oils, CBD oil, paper, bio-filtering, and many other products. We provide consulting in field hemp production, harvest, storage, drying, analytical analysis, as well as CBD extraction and laboratory setup, and sale of CBD crude oil and distillate and retail-product development and marketing. We perform CBD extraction, training, and a complete vertical integration of your hemp business. Working together we can make a difference.

Public Sector Modernization and Reform: trade and competitiveness, capital markets development, privatization, public education campaigns, information and communication technology, and institution building, and anti-corruption.

Private Sector Growth: business advisory services, accounting and financial management, training and education, corporate governance, enterprise restructuring, and micro-finance. This section also include agricultural infrastructure development up to country scale.

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  • Administration
  • Agricultural Competitiveness
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Agricultural Security
  • Agricultural Transport
  • Agriculture Development
  • Agriculture Export Markets
  • Agriculture Infrastructure Reconstruction/Repair
  • Agriculture Policy
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Business Skills and Management
  • Catchments Studies
  • Competitiveness and Market Activities
  • Drainage
  • Earth Dams
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Equipment Installation
  • Erosion Control
  • Expert Testimony
  • Farm Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Harvesting Processes
  • Hemp & Tech Services
  • Human Capacity Building
  • Information Systems
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Investment Promotion
  • Irrigation Systems and Design
  • Localized Irrigation Components
  • Management and Marketing
  • Moisture Monitoring
  • Ownership Strengthening
  • Packaging and Labeling
  • Planting and Production Processes
  • Processing and Storage
  • Production Efficiency
  • Project Implementation, Management, & Control
  • Quality Control
  • Rebuilding Agricultural Markets
  • Repair and Maintenance
  • Research and Extension
  • Risk Assessment
  • Salinity Studies
  • Small-Scale Agriculture
  • Small-Scale Irrigation Design
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Technical Assistance
  • Technology and Market Development
  • Technology Transfer
  • Training and Technical Assistance
  • Water Balance
  • Water Quality
  • Water Resource Development
  • Watershed Engineering

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row st_row_width=”row-full-width” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”501″ el_class=”fullWidthParallax”][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Approach”][vc_column_text]International, sustainable agriculture involves three main components: technical, institutional, and socio-economic. Even within these components there is overlapping need for management, implementation and technical expertise in a wide variety of areas from infrastructure security and market development to supply-chain management and poverty reduction. Also, in some countries, disaster mitigation management and thus, hazards forecasting and crop loss and infrastructure rebound are required. An example is Hurricane Mitch that destroyed El Salvador crops along with the resultant disaster management processes that should have been followed. Following is a partial list of IARG capabilities and resources for these functions within each component:[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Technical
Agriculture Infrastructure Processing, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Agriculture Industry Research Programs, Plant Breeding, Improved Seed Production, New Technology, Pest & Disease Control, Agro-Extension, Irrigation
Animal Husbandry (Livestock) Agro Forestry, Inventory, Management, Research, Seedling Production, Social Forestry
Crop Production & Management Research Programs, Improved Breeding, Nutrition, Pest & Disease Control, Range Management
Environmental Soil & Water Conservation, Watershed Management
Forestry Ranching, Surveys, Conservation
Natural Resources Feasibility, Planning, Construction
Wild Life Pollution, Impact Assessment

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Institutional
Tribal & Local Government Capacity Building, Organization, Management, Training
National Ministries National Policy, Information Systems, Early Warning Systems, Media Campaigns, Training
NGOs & CBOs Training, Capacity Building, Institutional Development, Public/Private Partnerships
Private Companies Import/export, Joint Ventures, Restructuring, Training, Management Information Systems
Regional Government State Policy, Institutional Development, Human Resource Development, Training Trainers, Study Tours
State Companies Restructuring, Privatization, Management Information Systems
Village Council Organization, Institution Building

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Socio Economic
Ag & Food Security Early Warning Information Systems, Physical Security Measures, RFID locators, GPS, and more
Communication & Education Media Campaigns, Exhibition Production, Media Dissemination Equipment
Credit Credit Schemes, Rural Development Banking
Empowerment of Participatory Rapid Assessment, Grass Roots
Communities Democracy
Gender Issues Women in Development, Gender Mainstreaming
Input Supply Producer Purchasing Groups
Information Information Systems, Cyber Security, Information Technology
Marketing Market Research, Market Development, Marketing Organization and Infrastructure, Producer Groups, Marketing Cooperatives
Poverty Poverty Reduction, Food Security, Security and Protection of Vulnerable & Disadvantaged Groups
Sustainable Livelihoods Participatory Decision Making,

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Business Development & Execution”][vc_column_text]IARG programs cover cross-cutting topics, addressing issues such as gender concerns, information, and communication technology, business and government ethics, and anti-corruption within rural development and sustainable business enterprises.

IARG senior managers are world-class practitioners with advanced degrees and over 20 years of experience in their respective fields. For each assignment, we select the most appropriate team through a variety of sources, including the extensive professional networks of our senior executives, participation in professional organizations, a growing electronic database of consultants, and aggressive recruitment campaigns through leading recruitment firms, periodicals, and online job portals. We consistently bring to the field top-quality teams of senior-level technical experts with international experience.

IARG is dedicated to the challenging task of making international technical cooperation work and has established a solid reputation for identifying, recruiting, fielding, and managing technical-assistance personnel worldwide. A hallmark of IARG’s work is its successful collaboration with local firms and experts in the countries where it operates. IARG is known for its ability to recruit local specialists in developing countries.

IARG takes pride in its decentralized operations and systems instituted to allow projects to reach their full potential. Working arrangements with local banks, financial agents, and technical organizations, and adherence to local laws and customs ensure the success and timeliness of IARG’s contributions to economic growth.

Decentralization has been successful because the firm has developed the critical systems that provide each project manager with the tools necessary for effective project management. IARG also has in place the financial systems and controls that allow it to forecast project costs and control contract spending while meeting deliverables and performance schedules – on time and within budget.

IARG has significant experience in planning and conducting study tours and participant training programs. These tours and programs, covering a broad array of goals and topics and conducted in a number of countries, are tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of the clients.

IARG also provides technical assistance to international agencies, governments, public institutions, and private firms.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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