At Agro, we believe that the best chance for poverty reduction and rural development will come by giving African farmers the opportunity to compete in an increasingly commoditized, global economy. We work constantly to integrate local farmers in the underpinning agricultural value-chains and intra-Africa regional trade focuses. Our goal through these initiatives is to intertwine our business model with making meaningful social impact in the communities within which we operate
In line with this philosophy, we have built long term relationships with our farm-level suppliers comprising mostly of small-holder farmers and village level associations. In addition to post-harvest marketing, storage, and distribution, we?ve also provided direct farm inputs, advice to improve farming practices, fair and transparent pricing, and regular market updates. This has had a positive long-term impact on economic and environmental development and standards of living, sometimes helping entire regions to increase agricultural productivity and economic performance.
Since inception, Agro, Inc. has had an entrenched policy on agricultural sustainability and non-encroachment of natural forests in our quest to expand plantation areas. None of Agro's existing oil palm plantations and rubber estates are developed new from alienated land or forest, but mostly acquired from 3rd parties over the years with a generation or more of replanting.