Consultancy, research & partnerships Netherlands and Nigeria

Experience in global agribusiness

From offices in The Netherlands and Nigeria, the Agri-Logic team has global experience in a wide range of commodities and sectors. We have worked for several decades in internationally traded cash crops including cocoa, coffee and tea, as well as food crops including fruits and vegetables, tubers and grains. 

Our clients and partners

We work for farmers, buyers and processors, investors, nonprofits and governments. Many of our projects are public private partnerships, and with many of our customers we have long term relationships.

projects

Our services range from value chain analysis to impact assessments, investment due diligence and project management. Several of our projects use Farmer Field Book.

Carbon Footprint Reporting on coffee farms in Vietnam for USAID, IDH and JDE

Agri-Logic is presently carrying out Carbon Footprint Reporting on behalf of USAID, IDH and JDE based on the data of ~14,000 coffee farmers in Vietnam. The carbon footprint of farmers will be calculated based on estimation of each farmer’s carbon emissions and carbon stocks on the coffee farms. Farmers’ carbon footprint will be compared to […]

Farmer Field Book on smallholder cocoa farming Côte d’Ivoire for three large cocoa traders

Three Farmer Field Book projects on cocoa farming are ongoing in Côte d’Ivoire in collaboration with three large trade houses. A total of 1,075 cocoa farmers participate in these programs. They record data on their daily farming activities. The gathered data provide insight in the farmers’ farming practices, their cocoa production and productivity as well […]

Farmer Field Book on coffee farming in Honduras for Olam Honduras

In collaboration with Olam Honduras 2019 has seen the start of a new Farmer Field Book project in Latin America. In Honduras, Arabica coffee is grown. However, productivity of coffee farmers in the department of Santa Bárbara is among the lowest in the country. To gain more insight in how farmer productivity can be improved, […]

Rainforest Alliance Living Income Tool

On request of Rainforest Alliance, Agri-Logic developed a tool for its cocoa certification programme that allows certificate holders to quickly and reliably estimate the gap to the living income of farmers in its supply chain. The model in the tool was developed from a large set of Farmer Field Book time-series data from Ghana and […]

Farmer segmentation for Sustainable Management Services (SMS)

Agri-Logic was requested by Sustainable Management Services (SMS) to assist in the development useful and meaningful segmentation methods that can be used to tailor services of SMS to farmers. For farmer segmentation, Agri-Logic developed a multi-lingual dashboard, designed to allow the user to choose the segmentation logic by which farmer segmentation should occur. The dashboard […]

Sourcing glyphosate-free coffee in Vietnam

Can coffee be sourced in a way that avoids buying coffee with traces of glyphosate? In Vietnam, glyphosate is gradually being phased out now that the Vietnamese government has prohibited new imports and production of the herbicide in spring 2019. However, stocks of glyphosate already present in the country can still be sold and used. […]

Impact investment scoping study Southeast Asia

For a leading European impact investor Agri-Logic scoped out market opportunities in selected commodity value chains in South East Asia. Based in part on our advice, the client is currently upscaling its financial product offerings to medium and large-sized companies in the region.

Commodities Export Development Nigeria

For AFEX Nigeria, an innovative commodities exchange connecting smallholder farmers to large scale buyers, we were contracted to develop commodities export with an initial focus on ginger and cocoa. Based on a thorough due diligence to assess credibility, we generated recommendations to adjust the domestic trading template to export and facilitated market introductions to cocoa […]

Assessment of the impact of certification on Ivorian cocoa farmers for Rainforest Alliance

What are the impacts of certification for cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire? In an impact assessment for Rainforest Alliance Agri-Logic compared certified cocoa farmers with non-certified farmers. The assessment focused on comparing key outcomes: production, yields, profitability and income at farmer level as well as comparing the driving factors behind these outcomes and the contribution […]

Value Chain Analyis Specialty Coffee Rwanda

CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries) is part of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The mission of CBI is to connect small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries with the European market and so contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth. CBI does […]

Value Chain Analysis Fruit Processing West Africa

This value chain analysis was commissioned by CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries) in order to identify the most promising product market combinations for processed fruit from Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali. Mango has been identified as the most promising product market combination.  Compared to other African mango origins, the […]

Made-by-women specialty cocoa and chocolate

Thirty Six Foods has partnered with the Able Women Multipurpose Cooperative in Cross-River State and Rokbar to bring high quality and sustainable chocolate to market both in Nigeria and The Netherlands. The partners are creating a chocolate bar fully made by women and produced in Nigeria. The partnership aims to empower female cocoa farmers through access to specialty […]

Farmer Field Book for ISLA Vietnam

IDH’s landscapes programme, ISLA, works together with government, business and civil society to improve livelihoods and contribute to economic development while minimizing environmental harm. One of the focus regions is the Central Highlands region in Vietnam. To gain a better understanding of the effects of its interventions on farmers, industry and landscapes, rigorously collected data […]

Supplier Assessment in Vietnam and China for JDE

Agri-Logic conducted a targeted supplier assessment for JDE’s Supplier initiative. Prior to this, JDE had assessed sustainability issues in its supply chain by two different methods which produced diverging results. Agri-Logic’s targeted assessment investigated the misalignment between the self-assessment forms filled out by selected suppliers and the results of the origin issue assessment conducted by […]

Cocoa sustainability management Nigeria & Ghana

The cocoa sector is constantly considering sustainability. Low quality and low yields are a continued focus. Livelihoods, poverty, nutrition and education require attention. Most large chocolate makers have committed to sourcing 100% certified as sustainable in 2020. Many of these end buyers require increased volumes of certified cocoa, while considering their impact targets beyond 2020. […]

Coffee export capability Burundi & Rwanda

TWIN in partnership with Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) implemented a two year project to strengthen export capabilities of twenty coffee cooperatives in Rwanda and Burundi with a specific focus on supporting cooperatives in: attaining certification, increasing access to Specialty Coffee markets, improving quality of the coffee produced and developing a traceability programme for coffee grown by women. […]

Expected Impact of Fertilizer Investment in Nigeria

For an international impact investor, Agri-Logic developed a point of view on the potential development impact of investment in fertilizer in Nigeria. With 34,000,000 hectares of arable land, Nigeria has the potential to be an agricultural powerhouse. Despite this, farmers constantly struggle with low yields and low product quality and the country is still a […]

Farmer segmentation for optimised service delivery

By assignment of IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative, Agri-Logic conducts 4 farmer segmentation studies to optimise service delivery by Supply Chain Management companies to farmers, in order to increase the impact at farmer level. Many supply chain companies offer services to smallholder farmers to improve productivity, quality and profitability at farm level, and to secure their […]

African Coffee Investment Review

Via its Global Coffee Platform (GCP), the IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative seeks to make a significant impact on the global coffee sector. Africa features heavily in it’s strategy as an under-utilized source of significant new coffee volumes to meet growing demand. Ironically, much of the coffee and sustainability investments over the past 10-15 years have taken […]

Coffee Sustainability Catalogue

The coffee sector has invested heavily in sustainability for decades, recognizing that we must ensure our ability to meet rising demand for coffee while also increasing the prosperity and well-being of producers and conserving nature. In 2014, leaders in the sector came together to develop a vision for coffee sustainability  that resulted in Vision 2020: […]

Coffee sustainability support for Olam

Agri-Logic supports the Olam global coffee business with designing and implementing projects to strengthen the farmer supply base that delivers to the company. We assist the Olam coffee business and the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability function of the company in developing small- and large scale interventions with their clients, donors, banks and governments. At their […]

Impact assessment UTZ coffee Vietnam

JDE Coffee is one of the largest buyers of UTZ Certified coffee world wide. Together with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs the company co-funded a study to investigate the effects of training and UTZ certification on coffee farmers in Vietnam. Given their substantial commitment to the UTZ Certified programme as well as its significant investment […]

Logistics and food losses perishable crops

The Netherlands has a policy to integrate Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Food security and rural development are a top priority in development cooperation. Market inefficiencies in logistics cause post-harvest losses of perishable products. Food waste negatively impacts both food security for local consumers, and the income of many smallholder producers. Identifying and addressing market […]

Farmer Field Book implementation Ghana

Sustainable Management Services Ghana (part of Ecom group), a number of its chocolate manufacturing clients and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative run a large scale sustainability programme in Ghana targeting tens of thousands of cocoa farmers. The programme aims to improve their productivity, profitability and in turn enhance farmer loyalty. All parties expressed a need […]

Impact of Common Code for the Coffee Community

In 2009 we were contracted by the 4C Association to conduct an impact assessment of the the implementation of its code of conduct in Vietnam, Uganda and Nicaragua. In 2014, 4C asked to revisit the same farmers in Uganda and Vietnam and conduct a similar study to identify and quantify long-term effects of its programme. […]

Business case certified sustainable coffee DR Congo

ELAN DRC is a large scale value chain programme funded by DFID and implemented by Adam Smith International. For its coffee value chain programme in the Kivu’s, Agri-Logic was contracted to conduct a business case analysis ofor growing and exporting certified sustainable coffee. Over a two-week period we conducted interviews and focus group discussions with […]

Cost and benefit of certification for smallholders

Certification of agricultural products (organic certification, Fairtrade etc.) is often expected to provide a wide array of benefits for small-scale farmers. These include poverty alleviation, reduced environmental impact and food safety. Together with Wageningen Economic Research we reviewed 270 studies and present an analysis of the benefits – but also the costs – of such […]