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
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
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.