Investors – Spend less time finding relevant information that helps you make better more informed investment decisions
Agribusinesses – improve your operational efficiency; locate new buyers and track product movements
Farmers – Locate practical training and reliable agro-dealers near you
Commodity Associations – Strengthen your organizational network by targeting relevant information to your members to drive consistent quality
Farmer Organisations – Connect with new markets by making your organisation visible and create new opportunities for income generation
Start-up Enterprises – Find the right investment and support for your agribusiness and build strong supply chains
NGOs – use our maps to overlay publicly available information over your private information to visualise and help plan your programmes more effectively
AGRIinsight will be released for testing by early adopters in May 2016. Register with us to receive updates, learn more about AGRIinsight and how to partner with us or become one of our beta testers
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AGRIinsight supports smallholder farmers in emerging markets, international agribusinesses and governmental organisations improve their strategic and operational effectiveness.
AGRIinsight’s powerful geo-visualisation interface, relevant map overlays, search and communication tools enables its users to store, visualise and analyse private and public data in context, create new insights, connect and collaborate with agribusinesses to create sustainable and profitable supply chains.
AGRIinsight users may add their own profiles including contact details, location, investment or support requirements, and easily contact other agribusinesses who have done the same.
AGRIinsight users can store private operational and management information and visualise the information on maps in the context of other publicly available information such as infrastructure, soil and climatic conditions. Users have full control over how the information is shared with colleagues or partners.
Upload – Upload information and take your agribusiness online – be seen by your customers and investment partners
Visualize – See your agribusiness information in geographic context using our interactive maps – uncover valuable insights using the power of location
Search – Find the agribusiness partners you’re looking for – specify your search criteria and discover the information you need to make better decisions
Connect – Set up two-way communication with agribusiness partners – share information to create vibrant and profitable supply chains
Providing insights – AGRIinsights – to locate, connect and collaborate more effectively
The AGRIinsight team share many years of experience developing and working with sub-Saharan agribusinesses. The team is driven by a belief in the vast potential of Africa’s agriculture sector to generate improved incomes, returns on investment, greater food security and wide-reaching positive socio-economic change.
AGRIinsight recognizes that to achieve this, clear and relevant information is required on the status, needs, and opportunities in the sector. To address this gap, AGRIinsight offers users a mechanism to map locations of agribusinesses and infrastructure, aggregate relevant information including private data and enable targeted information-sharing within different value chains, projects or investments.
AGRIinsight believes that by providing access to relevant data in targeted, secure and smarter ways will appeal to the new generation of farmers in Africa. The introduction of cheaper smart phones opens up a new world of possibilities for their businesses. It enables them to collaborate with other agripreneurs to build a crowd-sourcing style movement to benefit all.
Patrick Guyver, CEO
Patrick has worked in the agribusiness sector for over 30 years, and is the co-founder of AGRIinsight as well as founder of the agribusiness advisory company Prorustica. He has been influential in the development of innovative programmes that support and encourage new agribusiness investments in the developing world. His early career saw him working with various UN agencies particularly in East Asia, Central Europe and the Caribbean. Patrick then moved to Rabobank and set up the global agri-project finance team in S.E. Asia. Patrick sees the new technology that is now available as providing a cost effective way for agribusinesses and their supply chains to connect, collaborate and invest. Patrick is also a husband and dad with a life-long love of maps, jazz and old dilapidated houses.
Hamish Drewry, CTO
Hamish, co-founder of AGRIinsight, has worked in the IT sector, most recently as a Solution Architect, for over 25 years. Hamish has led a number of IT projects in a variety of industries including telecoms, finance and now agriculture. Compared with the other AGRIinsight team members, Hamish has limited knowledge of agribusiness but is catching up fast! And like other AGRIinsight members, Hamish is passionate about the development of AGRIinsight for the good of the agribusiness sector in sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging markets. Hamish is married, a father of three, loves the outdoors and water sports.
Frédéric Kilcher, CIO
Frédéric has 17 years of experience in project management, value chain analysis, market linkages, and small company and farmer organization development. Frédéric is an experienced trainer specialized in training of smallholder farmers. He is currently working with AGRIinsight on the initial setup but has also worked with Prorustica on various Africa-based programmes including work for a large FMCG company in East Africa as well as for UN organisations and Philanthropic Foundations. Frédéric is fluent in French, English, Portuguese and Swahili. As a Frenchman, Frédéric naturally appreciates good food, as a consumer and as a cook. Enjoying local meals is one of his favourite ways of discovering new places. Frédéric also enjoys workouts and Karate lessons!
Manon Lelievre, Affiliate Consultant
Manon is an agro-economist and has over the past 5 years, worked in the sectors of Agriculture, Fisheries and Renewable Energy in Mozambique, Brazil and now in Tanzania. She has worked on several development projects at various levels from operations at grassroots level to consultancy and policy input. She is a Value Chain Analysis specialist contributing, for example, to the set-up of an international round table for the Nile Perch sector. As well as setting up a sustainable charcoal social business in Tanzania, Manon has in recent years worked on several advisory projects on agribusiness development and commodity value chains in particular with Prorustica. Manon enjoys playing outdoor sports and discovering every corner of Tanzania.
Paul Hughes, Business Advisor
Paul is a long-term advisor/mentor to AGRIinsight through two of Allia’s business support and incubator programmes. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and corporate advisor and has worked in and for a variety of technology businesses including ICT, agritech, cleantech, and biopharma. Paul has particular experience in the agribusiness sector having been an international corporate finance advisor for a specialist agribusiness investment bank in New York. Paul is married with two young sons, he loves sports and technology innovation.
Daisy Kambalame, Sales Director
Daisy is a trained economist and business counseling expert with more than 15 years’ experience in strategic program development for sustainable development. Daisy joined AICC (the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship, an African based NGO facilitating development programs through multi-stakeholder partnerships) and, as the Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2014, provided leadership on how to integrate business principles in addressing development challenges. AICC created a number of platforms under the Malawi Agriculture Partnership (MAP) for value chain enhancement which included work that redefined the role of smallholders within value chains. Daisy and Patrick have worked together particularly on the establishment of the Malawi Agricultural Partnership. Daisy is passionate about development working to change livelihoods of smallholder farmers. She loves sports and spends the weekend watching football, tennis and cricket.
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