Management & Advisory

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We help leading agriculture and food companies navigate opportunities and the uncertainties driven by changing global consumer demand, shifting agricultural trends, and digital disruptions. We bring Agriprima’s expertise across the agriculture and food value chain to drive business performance and operational improvements, and help clients build capabilities to sustain industry-shaping transformations. We are a full service farm management firm dedicated to provide “turnkey” services and first class quality unmatched in the industry.

Agribusiness Management

We are structured to meet the specialized needs of absentee farmland owners by managing every aspect of farm ownership. Agriprima provides all consulting and management for new development projects, undertakes all aspects of daily farming operations, manages all harvesting activities, and arranges for the sale of the crop. In addition, Agriprima assists many clients by handling their banking needs, and providing legal and tax support to client accountants, wealth managers and attorneys.

  • Agricultural impact assessments - Our team provides strategic planning and land use services to identify and assess the potential impacts of development and infrastructure on agriculture.
  • Strategic planning and reviews -    Our team has extensive experience completing large scale and complex reviews, including performance reviews and project / program appraisals for agricultural industry bodies.
  • Feasibility studies - We have extensive experience in evaluating and comparing the economic and financial feasibility of agricultural developments, including processing plants, irrigation developments and production expansion.
  • Facility planning and design - Whether for a new facility, an expansion of present operations, or an upgrade to meet environmental regulations, we offer expertise in facility design to leverage operations.
  • Regulatory and compliance monitoring - Our team provides comprehensive services for the design, construction and operation of cost-effective manure and wastewater storage and treatment facilities.
Advisory Services

Asset Advisory

Implementing and improving asset management systems and processes, is essential to delivering efficiency gains and ultimately transforming into a leading organisation that provides optimum customer value. 

Our services are supported by digital tools, such as location intelligence and data management, to provide, analyse and present data that enables confident decision-making across the whole asset life cycle, from the maintenance technician to the board of directors.

Our services include:

  • Maturity assessments and road mapping to ISO55001
  • Asset strategy development
  • Governance models
  • Program implementation and change management
  • Capital program optimisation
  • Maintenance master planning

Business Case Development

Businesses need to make informed investment decisions that optimise the performance of infrastructure and assets, creating value for the company and their clients. We assist our clients by:

  • Building the evidence base - As trusted advisers, we work with clients to understand and define investment needs and build a convincing evidence base to help meet funding objectives.
  • Optimising investment - Making investment decisions is complicated when heavily involved and invested in the business. Sometimes, it takes an impartial and unbiased view to identify opportunities. We work with our clients to seize opportunities, improve efficiency and strengthen competitive position.
  • Evaluating business cases and submissions - Applying best practice evaluation frameworks, we maximise the returns on investment by identifying well-evidenced propositions that clearly address critical business or community needs, and drive value-for-money outcomes.
  • Securing investment - We understand how to navigate the complex global funding landscape. We have helped our clients successfully secure funding for infrastructure projects in the transport, property and buildings, water, energy, resource and tourism sectors.

Information Services

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We partner with farmers, crop advisors, ag retailers, and food companies to transform the way they work, by automating critical workflows to save time, reduce human error, and enable smart decisions that improve the bottom line. To us, effectively managing the agribusiness supply chain is like managing an orchestra. It depends on leadership (the conductor), a set of known policies and procedures (the music score), and capable, competent people (the musicians).

Farm Management

We enable growers to streamline their farm management practices, escape from spreadsheets and implement data-driven decision making. They use our farm management software to improve their agricultural production. Whether you are a small-sized farmer with one hectare or a large farming business with thousands of hectares, we have the right solution for you. Our farm management software helps you plan, monitor and analyze all activities on your farm easily. Tillage, planting, crop protection, fertilization, irrigation, harvesting and all other activities are managed with a few clicks. Plus, you can track input usage quantities, costs and work hours for every activity. With a knowledge-base of best practice processes for over a 100 crops, start improving your productivity now.  

Farm Economics

Keep farm financial records and documents in one single place. Track sales, expenses and capital investments and allocate them to each crop production. Don't miss your payments with due date alarms that remind you which incoming and outgoing payments are expected.

Resources & Inventory

Central registry of employees, seasonal workers, machinery, and fields lets you keep control over your resources. Real-time inventory status per warehouse and bin lets you avoid low inventory bottlenecks and keeps your operations running smoothly.

Analytics & Reports

Identify why some crops grow better on some fields, find out the exact cost per kg/lb for every variety per field and identify ROI for every crop production. Built-in reports let you get all important data in PDF, Excel or Word formats. Whether you want to print weekly tasks for every person, prepare legislative reports or just analyze your performance, get all reports with a single click.

 

Organic Farm Supplies

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As a company, we strive to bring you the best selection of organic and/or natural gardening supplies available. While many of our products are either Certified Organic, or approved for Certified Organic Production, we also offer a variety of products that do not qualify for this classification. But rest assured, everything we offer must live up to our strict, planet-friendly standards. Our Natural & Organic Fertilizers, Soil Amendments, and Organic Garden Sprays are made from pure and natural and ingredients without any added chemicals that can pollute our homes and drinking water.

Biological Soil Enhancement is scientifically formulated to restore soil productivity and promote plant’s growth. It is perfect for food crops, such as rice, corn, beans, vegetables, plantations, trees, and ornamental flowers.

Soil Amendment Products

Prochip Soil is “Soil Amendment Materials”(Soil Improvement Materials) for Soil Biological Enhancement that contains : Humic Acid, C-Organic (Compost), Benefecial Microbes (Verto), Natural Essential Micro Nutient (Max Grow), Organic Insecticides (Insecto). All Products in High Concentration and Tablet Form. High Effectiveness, Easy on handling, Can Store Longer (can keep in store for 3 years, still have high effectiveness).

Prochip Compost

Compost contains a high concentration of C-Organic & Humic Acid that functions as a microbe starter. It helps improve existing soil conditions especially degraded soil due to past use of high concentrations of chemical, inorganic fertilizers. It comes in the form of C-organic & Humic acid in fizzy tab form.

Prochip Verto

Verto is a high concentration formula of spore Benefecial Micro organism/Microbes laboratory control that serves to provide plant nutrition at the germination and early growth stages. It comes in Benefial Microba in Fizzy Tab 10⁷ cfu/gram²

Prochip MaxGro

MaxGro provides the essential micro nutrients that supports the eraly plant growth and vegetative period by enhancing the plant photosythesis process. 

Prochip Insecto

Insecto is our organic pesticide treatment. Active ingredients in the formulation have unique multiple modes of action like: contact, fumigant and anti-feedant effects on the soft-bodied pests. The central nervous system may also be affected, resulting in additional stimulation of motor nerves. Massive over stimulation of motor nerves leads to rapid knockdown paralysis. It comes in tanlet form that can be esily diluted 1:40L of water.

 

Organic Rice Cultivation

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Indonesia is the third largest rice producer in the world, however we at Agriprima only partner with organic farmers in Indonesia who have earned both national and international organic certification. One of our goals is to help the farmers and the country to achieve and surpass self-sufficiency, so that they can start growing rice for export.

We partner with the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture who funded the organic certification, and also with Nusantara Organic SRI Center (NOSC), an NGO based in Nagrak, Sukabumi, which assists in the development and training and providing facilities for the local farmers.

Although the number one staple food in much of Asia for millennia, rice has also been gaining more traction in the west as a healthier alternative to wheat, as there is an increased awareness and need for gluten-free carbs.

We produce several varieties of organic rice such as Aromatic, brown rice and black rice. As its name proclaims, the Aromatic is a type of white rice renowned for its mouthwatering fragrance. Brown and black rice contain less glucose but more fibre than white rice, thus making their texture not as fluffy as the white variety, but they have a pleasing nutty flavor and they are also high in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants.

As with our other organic produce, our rice is grown with sustainable farming methods without harmful pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.

Partner With Us To Match Your Requirements

We can be of service at any points of the production process: from networking and partnering with the right farmers to grow the specific crop that the buyer requires, to setting up with the right processing and packaging facilities (production supplies, logistics and quality control), to coordinating with stake holders – until the store-ready product is ready to be shipped to the buyer. With our extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in Indonesia's rich agricultural diversity, we can help discover new crop sources throughout this lush archipelago, as well as develop new organic food products for international markets

Bulk Production & Packaging

If you are an overseas distributor, Agriprima can export in bulk/volume on a regular schedule. Furthermore, to help you reduce your production cost, we can also do packaging here locally with your brand and package design in retail packs of 100 gram, 250 gram or 500 gram.

Farmers' Cooperative Development

At the core of Agriprima is our partnership with farmers, so we aim to help develop conventional farmers into organic crop farmers by equipping them with the knowledge and skills in organic farming. Our relationship with the farmers is also built as we prepare them mentally throughout the process, until they become confident and self-sustaining.

 

Farm School

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The NOSC offers a full-time, 8-month, expe­ri­en­tial training pro­gram designed for aspir­ing farm­ers to learn and prac­tice the skills they need to run a small-scale organic farm. Through attend­ing weekly lec­tures, dis­cus­sions, and demon­stra­tions on top­ics includ­ing organic crop and livestock pro­duc­tion, soil sci­ence, busi­ness plan­ning, and direct mar­ket­ing, as well as coop­er­a­tively man­ag­ing the 2-hectare student farm, par­tic­i­pants receive a thor­ough edu­ca­tion in organic small farm man­age­ment. Par­tic­i­pants also learn to conduct on-farm research through variety trials and group projects, while frequent field trips to regional farms allow par­tic­i­pants to see a vari­ety of farm­ing styles and talk to expe­ri­enced pro­duc­ers..

What Will You Learn ?

NOSC works to give its students a holistic perspective on what it takes to successfully start and manage a small-scale (5-20 hectare) commercial organic farm from the field tasks of tillage, planting and harvesting to the office tasks of crop planning, marketing and financial management. Understanding this spectrum of tasks that farmers engage in helps our students get a jumpstart on realizing their farming dreams


For 30+ hours each week, students learn through working on and managing the NOSC Student Farm. The Farm produces a wide range of organic vegetables, seed crops, cover crops and livestock that are then offered to the community through a CSA pro­gram, farmers market, local grocers and more. Our Farm Man­agers train and guide students in group ses­sions and/or indi­vid­u­ally as needed, and students work both coop­er­a­tively and indi­vid­u­ally to accom­plish the farm tasks.


This work includes all aspects of running the farm from planning to planting to selling and involves all field and office tasks. Farm respon­si­bil­i­ties are rotated within the group to ensure that each par­tic­i­pant has an oppor­tu­nity to expe­ri­ence all aspects of the farm. Once students establish a strong foun­da­tion of skills and con­cepts, they fur­ther develop their skills by tak­ing lead­er­ship over a portion of the farm and making farm man­age­ment deci­sions with feed­back and assis­tance from the Farm Man­agers. (Please note: accom­plish­ing farm work is a phys­i­cal activ­ity that requires par­tic­i­pants to be phys­i­cally active and out­doors on a daily basis for eight months. Before apply­ing, please con­sider your abil­ity to per­form this level of activity).

Learn The Business

For 10+ hours each week, participants take part in classes and discussions on the production, business, ecological, and social concepts that lie behind the practical work. On Monday mornings, everyone heads out for a 'Farm Walk' where the class does a thorough observation of the whole farm and discusses changes in the fields, crops, livestock and equipment while strategizing management options and planning the upcoming week’s work. On Wednesday and Thursday mornings we meet in the classroom for lectures and discussions based on our farming and business curricula, and we review and refine the farm’s business, marketing, and record keeping aspects. We also check-in regularly to discuss and develop our communication skills and foster a group dynamic that is positive and productive. With a small class size of 12 students, each class becomes a tight team that learns how to get things done while having fun!

Supplementing the classroom time are the twenty field trips we take to farms around the West Java region. Exposure to these farms, who vary widely in scale and specialty – including produce, grain, pastured meat, dairy products and more - broadens our students' perspectives of what a successful farm system can look like. It also helps them synthesize what they’ve learned and encourages them to think critically when figuring out what type of farm business they'd be most interested in pursuing.


Work On Your Business Plan

Toward this end, participants work independently on their personal business plans and a group farm-based research project. After initial group discussions on the projects, participants work independently on their own time and meet individually with staff every few weeks to review the progress made and determine the next steps. When completed, participants share and present their reports to the group. Our goal for the business plan project is to support participants in thoroughly analyzing their personal farming goals and to help them create a realistic plan towards accomplishing them. The farm-based research projects will be focused on developing or improving aspects of the student farm.

 

Interim Management

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Interim management can be seen as the short-term assignment of a proven heavyweight interim executive manager to manage a period of transition, crisis or change within an organization. In this situation, a permanent role may be unnecessary or impossible to find on short notice. Additionally, there may be nobody internally who is suitable for, or available to take up, the position in question.

Interim Management Value Proposition

There are several factors that make the interim management offering increasingly popular and cost-effective to client organisations. These factors are characterised as a ‘value proposition’ that interim managers offer to their clients. Although there is some variation at the margins of interim management (with temporary workers, freelancers, contractors and consultants) the following factors are typical of the interim management value proposition:.

  • Interim managers can be in place within days as opposed to weeks or months, which is essential when time constraints are paramount. Being practiced in engaging promptly with the situation, they become effective quickly upon joining a client organisation. Because of their experience and expertise, interim managers also conduct and complete assignments effectively and with due speed.
  • Interim managers typically operate at a senior level in the client organisation, often being sensibly over-qualified for the roles they take on. They often bring skills and knowledge not otherwise in place, to address a specific skills gap or problem. Their experience and expertise enables them to be productive and make a noticeable impact from the outset, maximising the likelihood of success.
  • Unencumbered by company politics or culture, interim managers provide a fresh perspective and are able to concentrate on what's best for the business. Being independent operators, they are able to contribute honestly without constituting a threat to the incumbent management team. Not being part of a larger business they are not pressured to unnecessarily extend their assignment.
  • Rather than taking on a purely advisory role, interim managers are managers responsible managing a particular business or project. They are accountable for results.
  • Operating at or near board-level gives interim managers the authority and credibility to effect significant change or transition within a company. Unlike a ‘temp’, they're not just there to ‘hold the fort’. They actively add value to the client organisation as a result of their expertise and approach, even when the work and the decisions to be made are difficult.
  • Interim managers add value by using their skills and expertise to help deliver an outcome, solution, service or mitigate risk that provides a meaningful ‘return on investment’ to a client. Interim managers are paid on the understanding of goals and objectives being performed and delivered, and not simply on the basis of attendance.
  • Interim managers maintain high professional standards because their future work relies upon referrals and a successful track record. They therefore have a stake in the success of the assignments that they undertake.
The Assignment Cycle

Interim assignments vary in scope and requirements, encompassing change management, ‘gap’ assignments, project management and turnaround management. The following stages of the ‘assignment lifecycle’ are typical of how interim managers enter into an assignment, reach and carry out the actual implementation, and finally exit the assignment. The assignment should include a plan for making resources available to meet the longer-term goals.


Entry. The prospective client and Interim make initial contact and explore the requirement sufficiently for the client to be able to decide to engage the interim manager (or not) to address the situation. This is likely to involve a ‘preliminary’ assessment of what the client thinks they want and the scope of the interim manager’s contribution. It is also likely to involve a due diligence and interview process to make sure the interim manager is the right fit for the business.[10] Typically the entry stage takes place over one or more initial meetings and results in the interim manager’s provisional engagement.
 
Diagnosis. The interim manager researches the current situation in order to understand it, how it came about, what are the requirements of the varying stakeholders. At this stage a more detailed understanding of ‘what the situation is’ is formed as well as approaches to address it. Differing issues or problems may come to light at this stage than initially highlighted by the client. On a ‘gap’ assignment this diagnosis may run concurrently with the handling of immediate issues. Typically the diagnosis stage takes a few days.
 
Proposal. The interim manager presents a more detailed proposal that serves as an interim assignment objectives and plan. If this differs significantly from the preliminary plans determined at ‘entry’, the solution may involve different requirements from the interim manager or possibly the ending of the assignment. It is common that this ‘proposal’ may challenge the client's understanding of the situation, on the basis of the interim manager’s expertise. The interim manager takes the responsibility to propose a solution most likely to be effective, not automatically the one originally requested. In the case of a ‘gap assignment’ such a proposal may simply outline how the interim manager is a ‘safe pair of hands’.

Implementation. The interim manager manages the intervention, project, or solution, tracking progress and conducts periodic feedback reviews with the client. During this stage, interim managers particularly exemplify their expertise, accountability and effectiveness. Depending on the assignment, they get as close to the situation as is necessary, whilst remaining an independent practitioner. They may manage teams and projects, deal with crises and changes, or simply ‘holding the fort'.

Exit. The interim manager, approaching project end, ensures that objectives have been met, that the client is satisfied. This stage may involve ‘knowledge handover and training’, determining and sourcing ‘business as usual’ successors, and ‘sharing lessons learnt’ in the process. The interim manager is focused on the success of the assignment and not simply the length of his/her own tenure, which means that this stage can be carried our professionally and objectively. Often this is the end of the interim manager/client relationship. Sometimes interim managers may continue to give occasional 'ad hoc' consultancy. Sometimes the interim manager is re-engaged on a follow-on or further assignment, starting the ‘lifecycle’ again.