Overcome disruptive challenges to your agribusiness growth

Geographical know-how

In Europe, the major challenge is the requirement for high-quality, traceable food, while smaller producers face increasing competition from large-scale farmers across the globe.

In the Middle East and parts of Africa, arable land is limited, and weather conditions are extreme. Driven by government policy, farming is moving away from water-intensive commodities like wheat, rice and potatoes towards higher-value crops such as fruit and fresh produce, with new technologies changing the face of agribusiness.

In sub-Saharan Africa or Eastern Europe, the land is abundant and fertile, but supply chains are weak and infrastructure lacking.

In South America, the demand for food is rising and wealthier consumers seek a greater variety of goods. But proximity to big cities and the dominance of global firms create a mercilessly competitive environment.

Worldwide, policymakers obsess with feeding growing, often upwardly mobile, populations while being mindful of climate impact.

All these evolving variables add up to significant opportunities for local and international operators.


Agribusiness consultancy expertise is key to investment amid disruption

Sensing this opportunity, strategic and financial investors are racing to capture value from innovation and disruption in food and agriculture. Finding and evaluating the right investment opportunity is not easy.

Agribusiness is a highly specialised sector and investing requires a deep understanding of production methods, geographies, climates, and complex value chains impacted by policymaking, global supply and demand movements.

Many relevant investment opportunities are in geographies unfamiliar to some investors, and profitability rests not only on crop yields but also on how different parts of the value chain perform. At Farrelly & Mitchell, we provide in-depth due diligence, technical, operational, strategic, investment or project implementation expertise across the agribusiness value chain.


Our agribusiness sector expertise

Our team has hands-on experience in the following sectors:

Poultry meat and eggs are the most efficient and cost-effective sources of animal protein worldwide. We optimise poultry business growth & expansion opportunities and environmental constraints.
We evaluate agri-land opportunities, help grow crops profitably while sustaining supply, crop farming operational and business planning, balancing ecology with socio-economic costs/benefits.
Due to land and water scarcity near many of the world’s population centres, farmers are struggling to cope. We have a rich track record in addressing concerns around animal health, feedstocks and environmental impact in designing solutions for clients throughout the sector.
In feeding growing populations, largescale intensive dairy farming has obvious benefits, but also health and safety, regulatory, human and animal health aspects to understand, comply with and build into agribusiness models. Clients benefit from our knowledge to optimise yields, efficiencies and quality in dairy production.
Many countries are hugely dependent on imports of rice from Thailand, Vietnam, and India but this is changing. Governments in West Africa are prioritising the achievement of self-sufficiency in rice over the coming years. The challenges to this strategy are primarily driven by poor quality raw material inputs, resulting in a lower quality finished product. Farrelly & Mitchell responds to that challenge by facilitating full supply chain control and competent farm management, critical activities in improving the quality of domestic rice. We offer effective marketing strategies to shift consumer perception away from preference for imported product. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, meanwhile, has highlighted the strategic importance of wheat and flour milling to national food security. Our advisers are seasoned in all logistics, viability research and due diligence around the development of flour mills worldwide. Whether it is strategic privatisation of government milling assets in response to food security urgency or assisting in the development of Africa’s burgeoning flour industry, clients can engage, our clients benefit from rich experience.
Many countries depend on rice imports from Asia, but this is changing. West African governments now prioritise rice self-sufficiency. Challenges include poor-quality raw materials, resulting in lower quality finished products. We facilitate supply chain control and farm management critical to domestic rice quality.
Individual diets are becoming more diverse and multicultural. There is an emphasis on value add and processing of food. Companies can capitalise on this opportunity through value creation and innovation. Our experts have a long successful track record in researching and advising on specific and regional market trends.
Regional knowledge around soil type, yield, logistics, sustainability and environmental regulation is essential for judicious use of seeds and fertilisers in specific markets.

Our key services

  • Due diligence
  • Market intelligence & insights
  • Capacity building & training
  • Feasibility & financial modelling
  • Strategy & execution
  • Sustainability & ESG services
  • Policy & regulation

Who we serve

  • Food and agribusiness companies
  • Innovation leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Multilaterals/ NGOs/DFIs
  • Agtech and Foodtech companies
  • Family offices
  • Private equity investors
  • Governments/ policymakers
  • Sovereign wealth funds

Overcome disruptive challenges to your agribusiness growth

Geographical know-how

In Europe, the major challenge is the requirement for high-quality, traceable food, while smaller producers face increasing competition from large-scale farmers across the globe.

In the Middle East and parts of Africa, arable land is limited, and weather conditions are extreme. Driven by government policy, farming is moving away from water-intensive commodities like wheat, rice and potatoes towards higher-value crops such as fruit and fresh produce, with new technologies changing the face of agribusiness.

In sub-Saharan Africa or Eastern Europe, the land is abundant and fertile, but supply chains are weak and infrastructure lacking.

In South America, the demand for food is rising and wealthier consumers seek a greater variety of goods. But proximity to big cities and the dominance of global firms create a mercilessly competitive environment.

Worldwide, policymakers obsess with feeding growing, often upwardly mobile, populations while being mindful of climate impact.

All these evolving variables add up to significant opportunities for local and international operators.


Agribusiness consultancy expertise is key to investment amid disruption

Sensing this opportunity, strategic and financial investors are racing to capture value from innovation and disruption in food and agriculture. Finding and evaluating the right investment opportunity is not easy.

Agribusiness is a highly specialised sector and investing requires a deep understanding of production methods, geographies, climates, and complex value chains impacted by policymaking, global supply and demand movements.

Many relevant investment opportunities are in geographies unfamiliar to some investors, and profitability rests not only on crop yields but also on how different parts of the value chain perform. At Farrelly & Mitchell, we provide in-depth due diligence, technical, operational, strategic, investment or project implementation expertise across the agribusiness value chain.


Our agribusiness sector expertise

Our team has hands-on experience in the following sectors:

Poultry meat and eggs are the most efficient and cost-effective sources of animal protein worldwide. We optimise poultry business growth & expansion opportunities and environmental constraints.
We evaluate agri-land opportunities, help grow crops profitably while sustaining supply, crop farming operational and business planning, balancing ecology with socio-economic costs/benefits.
Due to land and water scarcity near many of the world’s population centres, farmers are struggling to cope. We have a rich track record in addressing concerns around animal health, feedstocks and environmental impact in designing solutions for clients throughout the sector.
In feeding growing populations, largescale intensive dairy farming has obvious benefits, but also health and safety, regulatory, human and animal health aspects to understand, comply with and build into agribusiness models. Clients benefit from our knowledge to optimise yields, efficiencies and quality in dairy production.
Many countries are hugely dependent on imports of rice from Thailand, Vietnam, and India but this is changing. Governments in West Africa are prioritising the achievement of self-sufficiency in rice over the coming years. The challenges to this strategy are primarily driven by poor quality raw material inputs, resulting in a lower quality finished product. Farrelly & Mitchell responds to that challenge by facilitating full supply chain control and competent farm management, critical activities in improving the quality of domestic rice. We offer effective marketing strategies to shift consumer perception away from preference for imported product. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, meanwhile, has highlighted the strategic importance of wheat and flour milling to national food security. Our advisers are seasoned in all logistics, viability research and due diligence around the development of flour mills worldwide. Whether it is strategic privatisation of government milling assets in response to food security urgency or assisting in the development of Africa’s burgeoning flour industry, clients can engage, our clients benefit from rich experience.
Many countries depend on rice imports from Asia, but this is changing. West African governments now prioritise rice self-sufficiency. Challenges include poor-quality raw materials, resulting in lower quality finished products. We facilitate supply chain control and farm management critical to domestic rice quality.
Individual diets are becoming more diverse and multicultural. There is an emphasis on value add and processing of food. Companies can capitalise on this opportunity through value creation and innovation. Our experts have a long successful track record in researching and advising on specific and regional market trends.
Regional knowledge around soil type, yield, logistics, sustainability and environmental regulation is essential for judicious use of seeds and fertilisers in specific markets.

Our key services

  • Due diligence
  • Market intelligence & insights
  • Capacity building & training
  • Feasibility & financial modelling
  • Strategy & execution
  • Sustainability & ESG services
  • Policy & regulation

Who we serve

  • Food and agribusiness companies
  • Innovation leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Multilaterals/ NGOs/DFIs
  • Agtech and Foodtech companies
  • Family offices
  • Private equity investors
  • Governments/ policymakers
  • Sovereign wealth funds

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Al Rajhi International – large scale crop farming

The client wanted to invest in a Sudanese agribusiness and needed analysis of potential, and to support a loan application.

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Fajr Capital – M&A investment opportunity evaluation

A leading investment firm identified an opportunity to acquire a significant minority interest in a valuable business

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Feasibility & financial modelling

Samak – positively changing the narrative for Ghana’s rice sector

We were retained to develop an expansion plan for a large rice farming business in Ghana.

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Are the Major Dairy Exporters to China Overlooking a Key Feature of the Market?

The opportunity for exporters of dairy products to China is huge. However, the vast majority of the population are lactose intolerant.

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Can African agribusiness access the credit needed to transform?

African agriculture funding has always proven difficult. Significantly the technology now exists to support access to investment.

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East Africa agri-food summit, hears Farrelly & Mitchell’s views on region’s golden opportunities, trends and future prospects

Malachy Mitchell speaks about the role of East Africa in the global trade of food and agricultural products at the AFTI East Africa Agri Food Trade & Investment Summit.

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Farrelly & Mitchell Ghana Limited

Utopia Office, 14 Senchi Street, Airport Residential Area, Accra, Ghana