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Spanish company offers ecological agricultural consultancy services under subcontracting agreement

Country of origin:
Country: 
SPAIN
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOES20191004001
Published
04/10/2019
Last update
16/10/2019
Expiration date
16/10/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Agro chemicals
Agriculture Machinery / Technology
Precision agriculture
Ecology
Recycling, Recovery
Agricultural chemicals
Other chemicals and materials (not elsewhere classified)
Other pollution and recycling related
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
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Summary

Summary: 
Spanish SME in the field of agricultural engineering offers specialised consultancy services for organic farming and smart and sustainable rural development. It is envisaged that the partnership will take the form of a subcontracting agreement.

Description

Description: 

The Spanish consulting agri-business company advises enterprises, projects and initiatives dealing with natural resources, landscape, rural development and bio-economy. The business motto is “Soil Renaissance”.

The company offers expertise in engineering and design of projects for land development, including integral farm projects, rural engineering, soil restoration, non-residual fertilisers, crop management and landscape interventions. The SME provides tailor-made services, innovative solutions and scientific support.

The company has built a solid and satisfied customer base as a result of:
1) Project quality and expertise.
2) Trust relationships: 85% of the clients come through a referral, and 20% of customers have returned for additional advanced services.

Some examples of challenges that the company would address are:
· Bacterias eating plastic.
· Transform sewage into valuable fertilizer.
· Expand the partner agribusiness to China.
· Solutions to an abandoned land to become a sustainable referent in the region.

The desired outcome of the subcontracting agreement is to provide consultancy services. The company deals with all aspects of food production and is specialised in remediating soils and providing solutions to farmers with exhausted soils. The company has worked with technological research centers and managed international projects and business development, leading strategic projects in developed and emerging markets in B2B environments.

The company is seeking partners to broaden its international business i.e. effective internationalization and successful agri-business projection worldwide.

One example of successful business practice is a project in Vietnam that substitutes poisoning chemicals in horticulture to biological alternatives.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company has the expertise for starting a new project from scratch, offering a complete approach to farm development including the design of polymorphic rural spaces, technical and economic analysis, the implementation and the management of farming systems. Furthermore, the SME assists in the transit from chemical-based (e.g. pesticides, salt-based fertilizers) to non-harmful fertilizers. The company is trading with bio-based and plant-based products that: • Include fertilizers and compost activators for plant nutrition and soil regeneration. • It does not contain principles or residuals of chemicals. No waiting /safety period. • Do not impact on the environment or human health, therefore the products are safe to use by farmers. • Substitute the use of chemical products. • Increase crop yields by 25% average. • Are easily adapted to current farmers' practices.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The type of partner: companies, ecosystem managers, agricultural cooperatives and, in general, enterprises that participate in any initiative in the agri-food sector that need to design and manage ecologically farming systems. An example would be an agricultural cooperatives willing to be involved with agricultural investments for more productivity and sustainability. The desired cooperation agreement is long-term subcontracting. The partner company should define the problem to solve and/ or the specific requirements of the project, and afterwards, the company will provide comprehensive services of agricultural engineering and design (e.g. innovation solutions to increase soil and plant health) adjusted to individual needs of the partner. The partner should seek to perform key project decisions in areas of strategic management and business development in high added-value agricultural sectors.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,University,Inventor,R&D Institution,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500