'UA-97898121-1'

Design by TargetWebsites - Last Updated 23rd April 2017

Conchak Investments Zambia

Agriculture
Consulting
Commodities
Fuel / Diesel
Roads
Logistics
Consulting
Commodities
Fuel
Roads
Logistics
Technical Agricultural Co-operative - TAC

The Problem:

Agriculture has by force of necessity, moved from manual to mechanised practise, merely because to the scale required to cope with demand. Farmers / Landowners are now faced with having to know the “trade”, with the individual farmers having to acquire the necessary expertise to effectively operate and manage a farm, especially in an ever evolving industry. To add to this, the necessary implements are also expensive to purchase, and then one has to add the operating expenses. In most cases the market price of the products are a set figure, and should the input costs rise, the prices can normally not be raised to remain profitable. This puts strain on most operations, across the board of scale. This also prevents emerging farmers from effectively entering the market if they do not have a sound financial backing or base to work from. In  Africa the economic and political conditions are effectively preventing investment in the agricultural sector, even though from need and humanitarian perspective it is vital that there is agricultural production. Food security is at the top of every country’s priority list, yet Africa, which has the potential to feed the world, is not getting out of the poverty cycle, which is a stumbling block.

Background:

A Technical Agricultural Cooperative, as pioneered in other parts of the world, can be adapted to make a meaningful contribution towards solving the listed problems that are effectively preventing the agricultural sector from developing into what it should be. In this day and age, everything is driven and motivated by money. So this is an opportunity for everybody involved to see the direct benefits out of whatever their contribution to the “big picture” may be.

The prerequisite is that the available land has to be used as effectively as possible. New, yet proven technology has to be applied to achieve the best possible results. “Precision Farming” is when science is applied to make the most out of what is available, to ensure maximum profitability.

Yet, reality dictates that Precision Farming, is beyond the reaches of most farmers, be it from a financial or expertise aspect.

The Solution:

The project management company (HTAD), with the expertise pool and network of associate expert service providers, and the assistance of legal counsel, forms the structure of the Cooperative, which includes the landowners and the companies which provide the expert services to the cooperative. The only contribution required from the landowners is the use of their land, nothing else. They contribute the use of their land for a set period of time (3 years recommended), no rental or lease agreements required. That is one way to make sure that the reward is directly proportional to the amount of land contributed. It is also a way of safeguarding all concerned that there are no disproportional demands or requests.
Furthermore, when there is coordinated and centralized management, the collective buying power will reduce input costs, and the collective sales through the ready established global commodity trade network, assures all participants that the goods produced have a ready market.

Statistics from operations in other parts of the world, show that even a commercial farmer, stands to increase his or her nett profits substantially each season, when joining this management system.