We can design and oversee the transfer or sale of government-owned assets or projects, identifying suitable foreign direct investment (FDI) and implementing contractual arrangements between public agencies (federal, state or local) and private sector entities. We typically take on the role of manager during the initial 5 years.
As climate change-induced natural disasters are becoming all the more frequent and severe, in particular hurricanes, wildfires and flash floods, people and livelihoods are affected adversely on a much greater scale than ever before. Extreme weather events have a particularly devastating effect on agricultural production seeing as crops are especially vulnerable. HVA possesses the know-how and requisite methodology regarding the services needed to restore the damage incurred by such natural disasters.
Sudden-onset disasters and devastating weather events can leave affected populations paralyzed and ground truths are often hard to come by. In order to minimize damage to agricultural land, it is imperative that authorities act in a timely fashion and receive recommendations by experienced analysts, based on reliable, verified information.
HVA’s Rapid Deployment Teams (RDTs) can provide authorities with accurate assessments and problem-specific recommendations. By inserting our multi-functional teams into disaster-affected areas, ground truths will be gathered quickly, analysed on-site by experienced professionals and disseminated to decision-makers.
The methodology of HVA’s deep-field response teams is to assess the following:
- extent of damage
- potential hazards
- condition of infrastructure
- items of interest
HVA’s specialty competency comprises:
- environmental restoration after a wildfire
- desalination of soils after a tsunami
- restoration of production facilities after a hurricane
- installation of provisional farms for livestock
- and drafting full-scale restoration plans for large areas
Focusing on the most salient aspects of the business, our service is provided worldwide, through dedicated specialists both in the Netherlands and on-site, combining local knowledge with a global point of view. Whether we apply a discounted cash flows method or the comparable transaction multiples, HVA will deliver a very accurate report with a realistic assessment at affordable rates.
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Advisory and Management
We provide technical advisory services in regard to arable field crops, including pastures, horticulture and commodity tree crops as well as intensive livestock production and dairy farming. We assist clients in numerous ways, including establishment of contract grower schemes, upgrading equipment, implementing renewable energy sources and adapting operations to become more climate resilient and increase yields.
HVA International’s specialty competency is in the following:
- Developing commercial farming and agro-processing ventures
- Integrated agro-industrial projects
- Veterinary services and programmes
Our services comprise:
- Project identification
- Pre-feasibility studies
- Feasibility studies
- Design of farm field layout and field irrigation/drainage systems
- Basic and detailed engineering of processing plants, farm buildings and installations
- Supervision of construction and installation
- Technical assistance, operational support, and training
- Full scale management of farms and facilities
Procurement: Getting the things you need
HVA provides Procurement Services to projects managed by HVA International and/or projects HVA is familiar with. Getting the right goods at a competitive price from abroad is not easy. HVA’s purchasing services are geared to supply goods (not locally available) to agricultural and livestock businesses. HVA’s procurement department understands the importance of keeping projects operating smoothly, efficiently and without interruption.
HVA will prepare/propose detailed specifications for the goods required by the Customer. HVA has extensive knowledge of reliable suppliers for agricultural and livestock projects. Based on the agreed specifications and quantities HVA will request quotations from selected suppliers.
Based on the recommendations, specifications and quantities, HVA will submit a quotation to the Customer in the form of a Proforma Invoice. The costs for packing, handling and to transport the goods by either sea-freight or airfreight, as well as, the validity, estimated delivery time, terms of delivery (incoterms) and payment conditions shall be stated in the Proforma Invoice.
Support throughout the process
The ordering process starts upon receipt of a workable order and payment security.
Placing the order, its follow-up, inland delivery, packing, labelling, inspection formalities, transport, customs formalities necessary to clear the goods for export, preparing shipping documents and final delivery to the destination as specified in the terms (incoterms) of the Proforma Invoice, are part of the process.
The latest International Commercial Terms (‘Incoterms’) shall apply to all our supplies.
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
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
Making your plans reality
HVA International offers Project Supervision Services during the implementation of a project. HVA will assign Technical Experts to supervise the site preparation, construction, installation and commissioning of the buildings and equipment on behalf of the Client. HVA will plan and coordinate the works of all contractors and suppliers with the aim to realize the project as budgeted and planned. HVA’s Experts will secure that the facilities and equipment are established as desired and meet international quality standards.
This Service includes the support to the Client in the preparations of tender documents for contractors and suppliers. The actual establishment costs based on the budget and the (supply) contracts will be monitored and reported. The Technical Assistance provided can include the procurement of equipment or basic inputs necessary for the project through the in-house Procurement Department of HVA International.
Getting your business on track
During the Project’s establishment a gradual start-up of the operation and the training of local staff is essential. HVA already starts with training of potential management staff during the implementation period in order to prepare for the management period. This training facilitates a smooth handing-over to management and secures an efficient start-up. Based on long standing collaboration, HVA International has well established links with national and international research and training organisations, animal health services, producers of breeding stock, etc. Through these organisations HVA International can easily mobilise specific specialised expertise and services as required by a project. During the commissioning and start-up management period of a project, HVA always focusses on setting the right standards and initiating correct quality standards through (on-the-job) training and operating manuals.
Determine your plan’s viability
For a good evaluation of a new Project or an addition to an existing Project, a (pre)-Feasibility Study is a very good instrument. A good Feasibility Study will evaluate the technical and financial viability of the project as well as evaluate the risks. HVA International has prepared many Technical & Financial Feasibility Studies.
In consultation with the Client the Terms of Reference for a study are prepared to secure that the right investigations are being made and the outcome gives the Client the desired information to evaluate the project under study. HVA International prepares full bankable feasibility studies detailing both the technical as well as the financial aspects. In particular for a new project the Feasibility Study will include a Marketing study as well. Clients comment that HVA’s study reports are very thorough and detailed.
During the preparation of a Feasibility Study HVA always cooperates with key suppliers to include the latest techniques and equipment. If desired and realistic HVA also works with companies that will supply reconditioned equipment as a means to reduce the investment costs. Basic lay-outs and basic engineering are part of the HVA study. With the financial and sensitivity analysis provided in the Feasibility Study report, the Client can make a very good assessment of the technical and financial viability and risks of the proposed project.