Business planning and technical skills

  • Adlibio Animal nutrition consultants
  • Africa Agricultural Research Services (AARS) Tel: 079 519 9752 aars [at] AARS conducts laboratory, field and commercial trials. AARS has thirty years experience in biological contract screening and the research and development of chemicals and crops.
  • Among other services, Afrilogic assists businesses in entering or expanding their operations into Africa
  • Agri Inspec Agri Inspec is an investigation agency that renders monitoring services to agricultural and corporate industries, mainly to put a stop to illegal imports, trade and other import irregularities.
  • AGRI LAND GROUP Services include: Agricultural Risk Analysis, Agricultural Development Project and Business Plans, Agricultural Land Guideline Values Nationally, Land Reform Process Management, Agricultural Risk Analysis
  • Agri Start Cois Harman has worked for the past two decades in agricultural development. Agri Start has a focus on the development needs of new commercial farmers.
  • Agri-Africa Consultants Agribusiness, financial, technical farm management; marketing; agricultural development; project design and management
  • AgriConsult Africa Consulting on the continent
  • Agricultural and Industrial Marketing Company Securing trade and finance instruments from banks, finding logistics solutions for communities, project management and more. Assistance with exporting is a speciality.
  • Agricultural Resource Consultants Dr Jim Findlay Tel: 011 486 2254 agrecon [at] and richardfindlayntc2 [at]
  • Agricultural Science Consultants Agricultural product development, efficacy and field stability trials
  • Agrifusion Strategic planning and mapping
  • Agrimark Consulting Prof J Willemse – 083 230 1083 Strategic agricultural market analysis, feasibility studies, agricultural trademark strategy, keynote speaker, business optimisation and project management.
  • Agrimentor “African solutions for African agriculture”
  • Agrimotion Soil management and crop production services
  • AGSCI Professional livestock and silage consultant
  • Alpix Pty Ltd Agricultural Business Plans, Viability Studies, Feasibility Studies, Financial Risk Analysis, Property Valuations, Valuation Training, Valuation Guidelines, Biological Asset Valuations
  • AMT Accurate and timely information pertaining to agricultural markets, feasibilty studies etc.
  • ANDISA Agri strategic planning; Value Chain Analysis; business planning and feasibility studies; managing “change of control” transactions and land reform transaction advisory; land reform policy research; project management; micro-finance product design and outgrower schemes; finance raising, debt, equity and grants; EIA agricultural economic assessments; due diligence assessments; training & mentoring; rural development
  • Ayo Technology Solutions  (AYO) “empowers organisations across Africa through technology” and supports African start-ups. See
  • Biochemical and Scientific Consultants An analytical laboratory providing both chemical and microbiological testing
  • Blue North Equipping agricultural and food businesses with the understanding, strategies and tools
  • BSSA Consulting Business plans, marketing plans, access to grants and funding, entrepreneurial training etc.
  • CASS CONSULTING Advice for commercial, smallholder, and emerging farmers
  • Charles St. Veterinary Consultancy Animal Production consultants
  • College of Sustainable Development  Management performance workshops and agribusiness development consulting
  • CMB Consultants Food and beverage consultant
  • Croftland Business Development Services (Croftland BDS) A business advisory, investment, implementation and support services company.
  • David Gates Consulting Intensive ornamental & floriculture horticulture industry
  • Delphy South Africa Dutch consultants helping with vegetables, covered growing and more
  • Drakensberg Agricultural (Drak Agri) Contracting Services offered: soil preparation, planting, seed drilling, forage harvesting, combine harvesting, spraying, top dressing and liming
  • EVN AFRICA strengthens irrigation and other agricultural co-operatives. See
  • Expand into Africa Assistance with ventures and agricultural development projects in Africa.
  • FarmVision  FarmVision runs consultancy services to private and public institutions. They consult in agriculture, resource management, wildlife management, quality management and project management. They also offer training.
  • FoodNCropBio Dr Wynand J van der Walt Tel. 012 347 6334 / 083 468 3471 wynandjvdw [at] Consulting services include biosafety, intellectual property, seed trade and regulatory systems
  • GPB Consulting GPB Consulting are consulting engineers and planners with experience in techno-economic and feasibility studies, planning and layout of facilities for processing, handling and storage of agricultural products.
  • Green Veterinary Group Practice Animal production consultants and off-grid/alternative services design consultant.
  • Grow Consulting Neil de Smidt, founder of Buhle Farmer’s Academy is the agricultural consultant
  • Imani Development consulting company works in agriculture and value chain development, trade policy and trade facilitation, regional economic integration and more. See
  • Integrated Development Expertise (INDEX) offers land use planning and agricultural development services Tel: 012 346 5307
  • Jan de Jong Agricultural business strategy, financial and livestock consultant
  • Juventis Agricultural advisor & strategic analyst. Pig breeding specialist.
  • Langplaas Organics Compost, biofertilisers, natural pest control and consulting
  • Leading Edge Farming Crop and livestock production
  • Manstrat Development Strategists Internet based agricultural information system developed and maintained for farmers
  • Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) Research
  • MBB Services International Agricultural and environmental engineering and project management. Branches in Pietermaritzburg, Nelspruit, Grahamstown and Mtunzini.
  • Measured Farming Consultants (Pty) Ltd Consult in valuations and the purchase of farms, but also with market surveys, technical advice, land use planning and development, accounting etc.
  • Merieux NutriSciences Food labelling consulting, HACCP and hygiene-related training
  • Mett’s mette.bunkenborg [at] Import-export consulting to Denmark
  • MILDEX – Peter Milton Livestock Consultant Tel: 083 630 8868 Financial advisor and project planning for livestock projects
  • Nerpo Consulting and Training Key services offered include mentorship to SMEs
  • NviroTek Labs Independent analysis of soil, water, plants, fertiliser and feed
  • Orchard Management Systems Technical and management consulting services to the fruit and wider horticultural industry
  • Original Agricultural Business Systems (OABS) An Agricultural Economics consultancy firm with a systems approach to problem solving. Find the list of past and current projects on the website.
  • Plant Science Consultants Association (PSCA) The Plant Science Consultants’ Association has over 40 members offering services in product development and the registration of crop protection products and associated remedies to local and foreign companies. Members are positioned throughout South Africa and can conduct field trials on almost any crop grown in the country.
  • Ramsay Animal Agriculture Keith Ramsay retired from DALRRD and offers his services as a consultant, focusing on herd selection for functional efficiency and does a bit of training. Write to him at keithrms9 [at]
  • Rapid Farming Tel: +267 7653 1602 petermmereki [at ] Range management solutions in Botswana and beyond
  • Ross Agri Services Consult on all aspects of the poultry industry
  • Scientific Roots An Agricultural Project Management and Training, and Consulting Engineering firm specialising in rural development projects (deep rural areas – either in South Africa or Africa).
  • Siphe Development and Capacitation Agency Offers project management, regional planning, research and development, engineering services and industrial development
  • SOURCE Agri-planning, forecasting and other services to farmers, exporters and agri-financing institutions
  • TAMMAC Consultants CC Agricultural consultants in preparing comprehensive business plans and dairy feasibility studies
  • Urban-Econ: Development Economists They are a professional consulting firm in the broad field of economic development, including agriculture.
  • Value Chain Solutions Value Chain development and efficiency optimization
  • Van Vliet De Wet & Partners Tel: 011 726 8195 Planning, design and construction of plant and equipment for abattoirs and for the meat industry
  • Veterinary House Hospital General practice but with specialist interest in production animal medicine and veterinary problem analysis. Contracts often to feedlots.
  • ViabilityConsult Feasibility studies, business plans, developing opportunities, implementation and training
  • Visual Viticulture Viticulture and GIS consultants
  • Womiwu Rural Development Products & services include: investigations, feasibility/viability studies, business plans, proposals, farm planning and resource conservation, project implementation, turnkey management, BEE ventures/initiatives 



Banks have teams of agricultural advisors, who work closely with the agricultural managers. The role of these economists includes giving assistance and advice on business planning, feasibility studies, compiling of comprehensive agricultural reports, and strategic planning and expansion programmes. This specialist service is available on request for a fee. For more information, contact your local agricultural advisor or manager.



Universities offer consulting services. Some examples are:





See the “Environmental legislation” page.

The Southern African Grain Laboratory

Accessing government incentives

There are companies which can help you tap into incentives and funds on offer. Google “incentive consultants”.

Finance and administration

Real estate and valuations

Alpix Pty Ltd Tel: 042 293 3024 / 082 453 5007 Agricultural Business Plans, Viability Studies, Feasibility Studies, Financial Risk Analysis, Property Valuations, Valuation Training, Valuation Guidelines, Biological Asset Valuations

Measured Farming Consultants (Pty) Ltd Consult in valuations and the purchase of farms, but also with market surveys, technical advice, land use planning and development, accounting etc.

The agricultural weekly publications Landbouweekblad and Farmer’s Weekly cover agricultural property sales, as do their websites (find the “Auctions and Farm Sales” menu option at has a data bank of farm prices for the past decade.

Some websites advertising farms for sale:,,,,,,


Personnel Practitioners and recruitment consultants can be found on the “Careers and employment in Agriculture” page.

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