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
HVA has more than a century of accumulated experience in worldwide agricultural and agro-industrial development. Building on its experience and expertise in developing and managing its own integrated tea, sugar, oil palm, rubber, cassava and natural fibre operations, HVA International was established as a full-service consultancy and management firm in 1959. Since then HVA International has diversified its activities into other crops and sub-sectors such as dairy and poultry production, providing its services to a wide range of projects for private clients, government and parastatal organisations or funded by international development agencies.
HVA International specialises in providing technical assistance, consultancy services and management for projects in the following sectors:
Many projects executed by HVA International are integrated, including primary production and processing. An overview of HVA International’s capabilities in these sectors is presented below:
Farm advisory and support services
• Applied field research and extension
• Outgrower schemes of integrated agro-industrial projects
• Milk collection schemes
• Artificial insemination services
• Input supply and rural credit
• Medium scale market-oriented crop and livestock production
• Commercial farming (dairy, beef fattening, mixed farming, field crops)
Integrated agro-industrial projects
• Sugar, tea, oil palm, vegetable oil
• Dairy, poultry, feed mills
• Privatisation and restructuring
HVA International is specialised in full-service implementation and management of projects in the agricultural, livestock and agro & food processing sectors.
In Azerbaijan HVA International prepared the project concept, in discussion with the client the implementation plan, supervised the construction through the assignment of a Site Manager and provided all technical inputs for a 600 cows integrated dairy farm with cheese factory.