AGRO.GES is active in the areas of agricultural economics, corporate strategic planning, agricultural and rural evaluations, rural development plans and programmes, sectoral studies and analyses, agricultural and agro-industrial investment projects, implementation of quality benchmark systems, environmental sustainability analyses, among others.
AGRO.GES maintains a regularly updated database of all relevant farming activities, including a system that forecasts evolutions in product price and input costs, while meticulously monitoring all developments or potential developments within the Common Agricultural Policy.
For AGRO.GES, as long as we agree to undertake or collaborate with them, all projects are important, whether it’s the small start-up project of a young farmer or the most important agro-industrial project. Some of our earlier projects of greater impact or relevance include the Irrigation Study in Portugal, the studies at the origin of the Alqueva Development or of sugar beet farming in Portugal, the Analysis of Food Safety in Mozambique, the Assessment of Agricultural Privatisation in São Tomé and Príncipe, the assessment of the structural initiatives within the Community Support Framework I, II and III and in the LEADER Project, the Rural Development Plans for the Azores and Madeira, the Strategic Study of Cork and the Cork Oak Forest, a study on the production of biofuels in Portugal, the Strategic Plan for the Councils of Moura, Serpa and Barrancos, the participation in the Hydrographic Basin Plans of the Rivers Douro, Lima, Cávado, Ave and Leça, the participation in the Integrated Plan for the Lezíria and Mid-Tagus Region and the Sustainable Development Plan for the Portuguese Forest.
Among the more recent projects are our collaboration with Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, with Sociedade Agrícola da Alorna, with Herdade da Comporta, with Casa Agrícola Ortigão Costa, with Herdade dos Grous (a new winery in Douro), with Derovo, with Vitacress and with producer organisations such as TORRIBA, LUSOMORANGO and ALENSADO.
Noteworthy is also the Restructuring of the Productive Unit of Compal, the Natureza Project of the Amorim Group, the PARINAMA Fund for Agro-industries, studies on fertilisers and on agricultural machinery, studies on the Development of the Council of Ferreira do Alentejo, studies on the impact on agriculture and forests of the Low Carbon National Roadmap and studies on the eucalyptus, wine or tomato segments. As for Africa, we’ve participated in technical aid projects in Angola, in addition to providing technical advice to Angolan and Mozambican banks in their support of investment projects. We’ve also designed business plans for private entrepreneurs and participated in sectoral studies, especially regarding irrigation development in these countries.