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Consultancy

Consultancy. Get the support you need

Businesses change in size and the tasks they perform and also have to adapt to changing circumstances over time. However they have not necessarily made the same advancement in their organization’s management practices, processes or methodologies. For example, many continue to manage their operation as originally designed and implemented not taking advantage of new technologies and management practices. Our consultancy services will help you assess your organization’s current practices against industry-recognized best practices and will help you identify gaps in your current management principles. In such cases a specific expertise could help you focus on opportunities that will drive improvements in your business performance and results

A wide variety of services

Typical HVA International services may include:
• Management Performance Audit
• Technical Audit (Production & Processing)
• Technical Assistance & Training
• Operational Monitoring & Intervention
• Supervision on Project Realization
• Specialised Training Programs

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Management

The right management

Management is considered the backbone of any organization essential to accomplish companies goals the best way possible. Management includes a diversity of aspects such as organization structure, staffing, rules & regulations, instructions and facilities like information technology. At the very beginning Management needs to be designed on paper and implemented in practice but is dynamic and needs to evolve and develop continuously to serve companies interests the best way possible in a changing world. Before hiring staff there should be a blueprint of the organization including function descriptions with tasks and responsibilities of each position. There should also be a description of the mission, strategy including a global layout of the administrative organization describing the main principles, rules and regulations of the organization.

Helping your company evolve

Further organizational development such as capturing rules, regulations, instructions, reporting systems and selection of required facilities takes place, simultaneously hiring of the first management staff can start.
In many developing countries employees with the right education/skills may not be readily available for staffing the organization . In such cases a well-balanced plan of hiring expatriates in combination with training programs for local employees will be required to build up the necessary knowledge.

HVA International has ample knowledge of organizational development for medium to large scale companies in the agricultural sector, rendering services such as:
• Organizational development
• Providing Management Staff and Experts
• Start-up Management
• Training Programs
• Monitoring of Operations
• Evaluation of Operations

Italy – Hatchery evaluation 2008

 

On request of the hatchery and the contracted breeding farms a Technical Audit was prepared to identify reasons for the low fertility results. Clear conclusions and recommendations were prepared and implemented in cooperation with the hatchery and the farmers.

Nigeria – Crossbreeding Farms 2016

 

HVA provided Livestock consultancy for the development of a crossbreeding and dairy extension project in Nigeria. The local milk production can best be stimulated through the higher milk production of crossbreds dairy cows. The project will produce these F1 crossbreds (Holstein Friesian x Bunaji) and train the farmers on the management, fodder production and feeding of these animals. The produced milk will be collected and processed.

Sudan – Poultry Production

 

In the ’80-ies HVA International provided start up and operational management for a newly constructed integrated poultry project in Sudan. The project includes a feed mill, hatchery, broiler and layer farms (annual production of 2 million broilers and 6 million table eggs) and slaughterhouse. The technical assistance covered all aspects of the project, including training and transfer of technology. In 2010 as part of the project’s renovation, HVA installed new cooling and ventilation equipment at the project. The supplies included computerised controls for the climate in the broiler, layers and breeder houses.

Bulgaria – Poultry Processing Plant

 

HVA prepared the Project Plan for the modernising and up-grading of a large poultry slaughter, cut-up, chilling, freezing and packing plant for one of the largest Bulgarian poultry integration, to comply with EU food safety and quality directives.

Dutch Lady Vietnam Food and Beverage Company

 

On the request of the client, HVA International conducted a feasibility study for the establishment of a dairy development program in the Provinces around Ho Chi Minh City in 1993. Based on the outcome of this study, the Dairy Development Program (DDP) was started in 1995. The aim of the DDP is to increase local milk production and improve the milk quality. The Increased local milk production generates additional income for the local farmers and furthermore helps to  reduce the import of milk powder which has to be paid for in foreign currency. The milk collected through the very successful milk collection scheme is processed in a dairy plant owned and operated by the client. HVA assigned the Dairy farming Specialist (long term) and short term experts in animal husbandry, artificial insemination and veterinary support services.

Saudi Arabia – Al Khozam Dairy Farm 1991 – 2009

 

HVA managed the Royal Al Khozam Dairy Farm very successfully including a Holstein Friesian herd (600 head of cattle), a Milk Processing Plant producing a wide variety of products, and the Technical Department. All staff and labours were assigned and a full technical and financial administration was implemented. Very high technical and quality results have been obtained.