Agriculture and Agribusiness

Optimize agribusiness operations, mitigate risks, and deliver value to stakeholders through strategic project management.

How to Cultivate Success in Agribusiness

We understand the challenges that agribusinesses face in today's ever-changing landscape.

Recognizing the dynamic challenges faced by agribusinesses, our comprehensive services are designed to support your organization in areas such as project management, risk management, portfolio management, business agility, and change management.

Our team is led by Ricardo Vargas, who possesses deep expertise in agribusiness, agricultural processes, and the bioeconomy value chains. We are dedicated to boosting your efficiency and productivity while minimizing environmental footprints through the adoption of sustainability and ESG initiatives. Our goal is to aid in rural development and poverty alleviation via the integration of innovative technologies and sustainable practices.

A McKinsey Global Farmer Insights 2022 report indicates that 92% of European farmers are utilizing or plan to utilize technological advancements in production within two years. Additionally, over 20% of farmers worldwide are interested in adopting organic products, highlighting a pivotal moment for agribusinesses to lead proactively and collaboratively.

Empowering Agribusiness for Sustainable Success

Maximize your agribusiness's success and sustainability by implementing innovative technologies, prioritizing sustainable practices, and investing in your workforce.

Our consulting services can help guide you through these key areas:

  • Technology Adoption: We evaluate your readiness to embrace technologies such as precision agriculture, which employs data analytics, sensors, and more to refine farming practices, aiming for higher productivity and reduced water and fertilizer use.
  • Crisis Planning: We devise strategies to address crises related to climate change impacts on crops or the fluctuating financing rates amid global inflation and uncertainty.
  • Portfolio and Program Reevaluation: We guide the reassessment of portfolios and programs to seize the best sustainable agricultural opportunities, including practices like crop rotation, conservation tillage, and integrated pest management. These methods enhance soil health and biodiversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, aligning with market demands and environmental standards.

Our Clients in Agribusiness

CTC – Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira
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Services We Provide to Enhance Your Agribusiness Operations

Portfolio and Program Governance

Portfolio Selection and Optimization

We can help compare different projects using mathematical modeling and simulations.

In addition, we can help you with:

  • Portfolio maturity assessment and gap analysis
  • Design of portfolio management models
  • Application of the Bayesian estimator to model the intangible benefits of administrative projects or those not directly measurable
  • Comparison criteria definition
  • Budget and financial reserves modeling
  • Creation of portfolio performance indicators
Project Management

Quick Wins® for Accelerated Planning

Imagine going from nothing to complete in 3 weeks! Our industry-leading Quick Wins® methodology can be used to structure and execute a project when circumstances do not allow for a normal planning process.

This can provide your organization with a tremendous competitive edge when project completion represents the difference between leading and following industry trends.

Quick Wins® can help guide:

  • Status assessment
  • Team planning and composition
  • First version definition
  • Design and implementation of a communications plan
  • Contingency process implementation
  • Identification of risk triggers
  • Project-specific leadership training and coaching
  • Support through to project operation
Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management

Using the latest mathematical simulations and machine-learning algorithms, we can help your organization develop a predictive system to monitor for the inflection points in your industry – and the opportunities that accompany them – that many of your competitors may overlook.

We can help you deal with:

  • Scenario planning and environmental scanning
  • Risk thresholds definition
  • Risk triggers
  • Risk database development
  • Simulation modeling
  • Bayesian estimates of intangible benefits
  • Modeling of financial reserves
  • Risk performance indicators definition
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements
Change Management

Change Management Consulting

We can support your change management journey, from initial assessment to workforce transformation and readiness for change.

We can help you address:

  • Change readiness assessment and budgeting
  • Identification of change drivers and sponsors
  • Workforce engagement and transformation
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Communications planning
  • Human resource management
  • Promotion of psychological safety
Agile and Business Agility

Agile Project Management

Change your organization’s mindset and operating model with an agile makeover that helps you adapt and respond to a constantly shifting business environment.

True agile practices are based on strong team collaboration that allows organizations to test their challenges and react fast.

We can help you:

  • Build an internal case for agile transformation
  • Establish leader buy-in and commitment
  • Trigger behavioural change among employees
  • Design a Lean-Agile lifecycle and roadmap
  • Apply Scrum Principles to all complex projects
  • Optimize value streams and execution
  • Create retrospective planning and execution
Agile and Business Agility

Hybrid Models

Our clients have unique needs that cannot be met by any single model of agile transformation. For that reason, we build and implement hybrid models that combine Waterfall and Agile methodologies.

Ricardo Vargas is committed to taking the best parts of each methodology to find a tailored approach. We combine precise scope delivery with daily scrums while helping to create risk registers with Kanban methods.

We will help your organization:

  • Plan coexistence of Waterfall, Agile and Hybrid methodologies
  • Plan Agile sprints and scope definition
  • Utilization of Agile Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Establishment of Scrum Master and Project Manager
  • Improve WOW with Disciplined Agile delivery
  • Iteration planning

Ready to Take Your Agribusiness to the Next Level?

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve sustainable success.

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