Services and partnerships
Initial assessments focus on stakeholder identification and coordination, as well as supply chain analysis and development.
Concept notes for new projects are developed into bankable business plans to create compelling investment propositions.
Sourcing the optimal funding mix can involve targeting both commercial and concessional debt including donor and grant finance.
Smallholder and emerging farmer market access is often a significant weakness in the value chain. Project management focussing on smallholder development enables us to connect and manage relationships for the mutual benefit of all stakeholders. This includes coordinating technical assistance.
Global Mobility is a business built on partnerships, and as such we are aware that it is only through working together that desired outcomes can be achieved. We therefore look to partner with key stakeholders in the private sector (strengthening supply chains through sustainable backwards integration or identifying suitable CSR investment opportunities); Government agencies targeting inclusive agricultural development through Public-Private Partnerships and capacity building programme.
Global mobility is able to assist NGOs and other agencies seeking commercial implementation partners with the necessary grassroots value chain expertise to initiate and sustain the correct types of positive, holistic interventions through bringing together NGO and private sector partners.
Crucially we have a proven track record when it comes to signing up investors and financiers looking for suitable investments in agribusiness in the SADC region.
Sustainable growth is dependent on fiscal responsibility – monitoring and management in this area is just as critical as in the initial assessment phase.
We believe in placing a value on smallholder development and we seek to holistically and sustainably manage this process.
We look to partner with:
Global mobility assists businesses seeking to strengthen their supply chain through sustainable backwards integration.
- Global Mobility facilitates market linkages, value addition and capacity-building opportunities with private and public sector partners.
- Global Mobility supports implementation of activities along the value chain that:
- Are innovative, scalable and replicable;
- Are financially sustainable;
- Have a potential measurable positive socio-economic and environmental impact on the stakeholders in commodity value chains as compared to the prevailing baseline situation;
- Develop stronger connections with existing markets or create new markets along the value chain;
- Increase financial or other services available for commodity producers and commodity-based businesses;
- Enhance knowledge generation and information dissemination; and
- Encourage effective and cost-efficient collaboration between producers, industry, governments, civil society organisations and other stakeholders for commodity-based development.
Global Mobility advises on suitable channels for the investment of Corporate Social Responsibility funds into agri-development e.g. wind farms, large sugar estates, and agri-suppliers and processors.
Global Mobility identifies and stress-tests suitable investments in agribusiness in the SADC region.
Global Mobility introduces commercial implementation partners with the necessary grassroots value chain expertise to initiate and sustain the correct types of positive, holistic interventions through bringing together NGO and private sector partners.
Global Mobility advises on targeting inclusive agricultural development through Public-Private Partnerships and capacity building programmes.
Smallholders / emerging farmers
In Zimbabwe and other SADC countries, the commercial agribusiness sector can only succeed when smallholders are efficiently integrated and encouraged to participate, and empowered to deliver enhanced productivity.
Recognising that smallholder development is essential to strengthening value chains, and in the interests of all stakeholders, has given us a strategic insight which we can leverage to the advantage of all key players.
Global Mobility engages primarily with commercial partners to strengthen smallholder links into agri value chains, and support their development and contribute to the long-term viability of the agricultural sector.
The combination of the revival of local cattle systems and rangeland regeneration, and improved emerging farmer access to inputs and output markets, results in wider-ranging socio-economic benefits including improved household nutritional security and the enhanced status of women within communities.