Introduction

We offer consultancy services and assistance in each of the segments of the horticulture and floriculture business.

Initiation

Feasibility and marketing studies, project reports for alternative scenarios
Selection of crops and production programs
Assistance for company establishment; independent, in Joint Venture, M&A or otherwise Business models

Establishment

We undertake turn-key projects of a production enterprise, including post harvest handling, packaging and storage, from design to commissioning and operations.

We also recommend and monitor upgrades to existing facilities via a thorough analysis of the business’ existing facilities.

Operations

Cultivation Technique programs, including cultivation procedures, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Global Good Agricultural Practises (GGAP), organic growing or other sustainable methods
Certification cultivation procedures
Management assistance and interim management
Consultancy programs: long and short term programs, on call or on the spot trouble shooting
Market strategies, product presentation
Storage, logistics and tracking

Support

Tender process, analysis of quotations and assistance in negotiations
Subsidy requirements and application assistance
Value addition in each segment of process and product
Lectures, seminars or practical training in or outside your company premises
Personnel selection, recruitment and training

The basis for realistic economic prognoses is finding the balance between technological advancements (automation, digital control) and the situation on the ground. Our aim is high performance while mitigating risk. In the operational phase, we ensure good understanding of all aspects pertaining to the programs through practical training and hands on experience of staff and establishment of a capable management team.


We have identified Three Pillars of our consultancy

Cultivation Technique

The right cultivation techniques will maximise production and use inputs efficiently, thereby reducing costs per unit. The product is clean and safe (no chemical residues) and will meet any standardized quality control methodology. Precise cultivation minimizes negative effect on the environment. These criteria are the foundation and the future for the whole industry from farm to consumer. This holds true for any growing system; soil, subtrate, hydroponics, vertical Controlled Environment Agriculture growing or else. At BPF our focus is 'plants first'.

Technology

Science, inventiveness and initiatives go hand in hand in the enormous developments in the horticulture and floriculture industries and form a large source of knowledge. This flow is growing faster and faster. These developments happen in all sectors of the industry, on all levels of integration and stages of advancement. That gives a large diversity of scenarios anywhere in the world - from subsistence farming to climate controlled green houses, vertical farming or drone guided large scale cultivation and from street sales to online sales with complex logistics, packaging, processing and value addition at each segment.
We present the many options for different scenarios in strategies and technologies, including automation and data registration what it takes to ensure economically viable performance. Our reports are used in future management programs and in dealings with financial institutions.

Management and Implementation

Management is the coordinating force in operations; a good functioning management creates efficient operations. Our management practises are based on clearly described procedures and control systems. Practical and soft issues in HR and labour management, training and instructions, time management, etc. is taken care of by theory and systematic approaches.
Implementation of knowledge and especially new knowledge often demands change in the way of doing things. That makes it a ‘people’s issue’, because change is normally reluctantly accepted. Management cannot treat this as routine, but has to dedicate attention and time to these issues.
We offer tools and programs as well as assistance to the management.