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Al Rajhi International | Crop farming feasibility study

The problem

RAII examined the prospect of investing in an agribusiness project located in Sudan. They needed analysis of the potential of the project, and a study was undertaken that would support a major loan application.

The Project represented a brownfield development, with some initial investments have already taken place.

A range of additional investments was required before full completion. The total land area under development for this project was over 18,000 Ha, with the following crops in rotation: wheat, corn for grain, corn for silage and sunflower.

Other crops in consideration were alfalfa, fava beans and peanuts.

The solution

The client retained Farrelly Mitchell to conduct a detailed feasibility study, which included product mapping and prioritisation, demand assessment, export markets assessment, farm design, farming operations design, institutional, organisational and management analysis, supply chain assessment, irrigation systems design, project phasing, performance metrics & benchmarking operating assumptions & costs, capital expenditure schedule, optimal & break-even production, target production & revenue assumptions.

The feasibility process also entailed commercial validation / operating financial model, scenario & risk analyses, and operating plan development.

The results

The comprehensive nature of the work done enabled a thorough picture for the client in their approach to the investment.

Client endorsement

We retained Farrelly Mitchell to conduct a feasibility study for a prospective agribusiness investment project located in Sudan. The study was to be used to support a major loan application and involved a large land development, storage facilities, silos and diverse crop rotation.

Their team’s thoroughness entailed product mapping, demand, market export and supply chain assessment, institutional, organisational and management analysis, performance metrics, scenario & risk analyses to name but some of the deliverables that informed our thinking in calibrating the subsequent investment.

-Muteb al Zomea, Strategic Business Director at Al Rajhi International for Investment (RAII)

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