References in Asia

German-Chinese Cooperation on Agriculture and Climate Change

 

BMEL/GFA

04/2019-12/2019

244,000 EUR

Implemented by:
IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH as leading company in a consortium with
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)

Within the framework of the existing Sino-German Agricultural Centre in Beijing (DCZ), this additional subproject deals with climate protection and climate adaptation in the agricultural sector. The issue of climate change is closely linked to the existing topics in the agricultural policy dialogue and in particular to the scientific component of the DCZ. For this purpose, a German-Chinese expert dialogue will be established in order to develop policy recommendations for innovative, climate-relevant measures in the agricultural sector in China.

In a series of workshops and study tours (to both Germany and China), two teams of experts from China and Germany develop publications, technical instructions and policy briefs on selected topics in the field of climate protection and adaptation. At a closing conference, a roadmap on climate-friendly agricultural policy in China will be adopted.

More information:

https://www.bmel-kooperationsprogramm.de/projekte/volksrepublik-china/deutsch-chinesisches-agrarzentrum-buero-peking/

Project website:

https://www.dcz-china.org/en/home.html

Agricultural Dialogue on the Adaptation of Mongolian Agriculture to Climate Change

BMEL/GFA

04/2019-12/2019

127,000 EUR

Implemented by:
IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH

Within the framework of the ongoing German-Mongolian cooperation project Sustainable Agriculture (DMKNL), this additional subproject focuses on the topic adaptation to climate change. In this component, activities are implemented to assess the impact of climate change on Mongolian agriculture as well as possibilities of adaptation to changing cultivation conditions.

Through knowledge transfer and exchange of experience between Mongolian and German experts and agricultural advisers, a contribution to increase awareness towards climate-friendly agriculture within the Mongolian agricultural sector is made. A special focus is put on adaptation of crop production to the challenges of climate change. The project aims to build knowledge and skills in agricultural policy, research and extension, and will also deliver tangible outputs in the form of a study, policy recommendations and multimedia information as training materials for multipliers.

More information:

https://www.bmel-kooperationsprogramm.de/projekte/mongolei/deutsch-mongolisches-kooperationsprojekt-nachhaltige-landwirtschaft-dmknl/

Project website:

https://www.kooperationsprojekt-mng.de/mn/nr-xuudas.html

German-Mongolian cooperation project "Sustainable Agriculture", 3rd phase

BMEL/GFA

01/2019-12/2021

1,460,000 EUR

Implemented by:
IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH as leading company in a consortium with
- Agriculture & Finance Consultants GmbH (AFC)
- DLG International GmbH

The intention of the German-Mongolian cooperation project “Sustainable Agriculture” is to establish a continuous exchange of experience and knowledge transfer between Germany and Mongolia on agricultural topics. The project supports the creation of a legal and institutional framework as well as the technical expertise for a sustainable advancement of the Mongolian agricultural and food sector.

The German-Mongolian cooperation project "Sustainable Agriculture" in its 3rd phase will largely continue the professional dialogue in agricultural policy with emphasis on seed production, sustainable use of soil and risk management. The project will be implemented by a wide range of activities that have already proved valuable in the 2nd phase. Workshops, seminars and training sessions impart knowledge that is consolidated by elaborations such as recommendations for action, manuals, studies or analyses.

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https://www.bmel-kooperationsprogramm.de/projekte/mongolei/deutsch-mongolisches-kooperationsprojekt-nachhaltige-landwirtschaft-dmknl/

Project website: http://www.kooperationsprojekt-mng.de/

Project flyer (in German)

Project flyer (in Mongolian)

Sino-German Crop Production and Agrotechnology Demonstration Park (DCALDP), 2nd phase

 

BMEL/GFA

07/2018-06/2021

1,998,869.00 EUR

Implemented by:
Agriculture & Finance Consultants GmbH (AFC) as leading company in a consortium with
- IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH
- DLG International GmbH

The DCALDP project aims at imparting hands-on knowledge on sustainable farming methods and modern agricultural technology to managers and employees of the Chinese agricultural sector by means of further training and demonstration measures.

Important fields of action are tests and practical demonstrations in arable farming, trainings for teaching theoretical expertise in the business organization and management sectors as well as in the appropriate deployment of modern techniques in crop production.

Moreover, the project implements trainings of trainers and multipliers, orienting its activities towards networking with training institutions, universities and scientific institutions.

Another major aspect is the organization of field and demonstration days combined with a wide-ranging public relations work for propagating the results and findings gained from the project.

Commercial partners provide modern agricultural machinery and utilities for the benefit of the project.

The project is implemented by a consortium made up of AFC Agriculture and Finance Consulting GmbH / DLG International GmbH / IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH.

More information about the Sino-German Crop Production and Agrotechnology Demonstration Park under:

https://www.bmel-kooperationsprogramm.de/projekte/volksrepublik-china/deutsch-chinesischer-ackerbau-und-landtechnik-demonstrationspark/

Project website: http://www.huanghai-demopark.cn/en/

BMEL project flyer (in German)

BMEL project flyer (in English)

Sino-German Agricultural Centre (DCZ), 2nd phase

 

BMEL/GFA

04/2018-10/2020

2,094,789 EUR

Implemented by:
IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH as leading company in a consortium with
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)

The Sino-German Agricultural Centre is acting as a central contact, information and coordination office for bilateral cooperation in the agricultural and food sectors between Germany and China. The Centre provides a dialogue platform for agricultural issues of mutual interest to intensify the cooperation in the agri-food sector of the two countries. Within the framework of the individual project components such as Agricultural Policy Dialogue, Agri-Food Business Dialogue, Science Dialogue (including Science and Technology Platform) as well as Public Relations and Networking sustainable development of agriculture will be promoted.

More information:

https://www.bmel-kooperationsprogramm.de/projekte/volksrepublik-china/deutsch-chinesisches-agrarzentrum-buero-peking/

Project website: https://www.dcz-china.org/en/home.html

Project flyer (in English)

Project flyer (in Chinese)

Project flyer (in German)

German-Kazakh Agricultural Policy Dialogue

 

BMEL/GFA

06/2009-12/2019

3,231,000 EUR

Implemented by:
IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH

The objective of the bilateral cooperation project is the development of long-term partnerships between both countries in order to consult the Kazakh ministry of agriculture in the alignment of its agrarian policies. Kazakh political decision makers are supported in formulating agricultural policy positions on current economic, social and ecological problems of rural regions in Kazakhstan, taking into account the aimed WTO membership as well as the harmonisation with the EU.

More information:

https://www.bmel-kooperationsprogramm.de/projekte/kasachstan/deutsch-kasachischer-agrarpolitischer-dialog/

Project website: http://www.agrardialog-kaz.de/

Project flyer (in Russian)

Project flyer (in German)

German-Mongolian cooperation project "Sustainable Agriculture", 2nd phase

BMEL/GFA

04/2016-12/2018

1,158,000 EUR

Implemented by:
IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH as leading company in a consortium with
DEULA Nienburg GmbH

The second phase of the German-Mongolian cooperation project "Sustainable Agriculture" focusses on the professional dialogue in agricultural policy among representatives from politics, science and research and associated measures to make agriculture sustainable from the ecological and economic point of view. In particular, the project will provide advisory services in favour of the seed production, the sustainable use of soil and the development of risk management approaches for crop farms. Additionally, the further training of experts and the knowledge transfer are of particular importance. The intention is to improve the competitive position of the Mongolian agri-food sector.

More information:

https://www.bmel-kooperationsprogramm.de/projekte/mongolei/deutsch-mongolisches-kooperationsprojekt-nachhaltige-landwirtschaft-dmknl/

Project website: http://www.kooperationsprojekt-mng.de/

Project flyer (in Mongolian)

Project flyer (in German)

EU support to capacitate MAIL in transition for sustainable public services delivery

 

EC

01/2014-12/2018

14,000,000 EUR

Implemented by:
Landell Mills Ltd as leading company in a consortium with
- Agriconsulting S.P.A.
- IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH

MAIL and the EU are currently engaged in a process of transition that will change the modalities of EU support to the agriculture sector and eventually result in an increased ownership and capacity of MAIL to deliver public sector services. During the transition period originally slated from 2013 to 2015, all the public sector services currently provided through the EU agricultural programs should be transferred and integrated into MAIL.  The consortium is expected to facilitate this transition and integration process.

Market Exploration Trip - Agricultural Machinery - to Tashkent/Uzbekistan

 

BMEL/BLE

29 May - 2 June 2017

37,942 EUR

Implemented by:
IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH organized a market exploration trip for German companies from the field of agricultural machinery. This trip was intended for company representatives who wished to obtain information about a specific foreign market in general and their business opportunities in particular. The goal of the trip was to help the German companies in deciding whether a market entry and business ties are worth striving for. As a result of the market exploration trip, the establishment of long-term business relations between German companies of agricultural machinery and Uzbek importers, market agents and wholesalers was expected. In the context of the trip, the participants received first-hand information about the market situation in Uzbekistan from experienced experts with practical know-how. Specialist lectures as well as visits to local agricultural machinery companies and store checks were part of the programme.

Study on Value Chain Development for Fruit and Vegetable Products in Mongolia

 

GIZ

11/2015-12/2016

171,000 EUR

Implemented by:
IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH

The study comprises a value chain analysis for 4 to 5 agricultural products (vegetables/fruits) in Selenge Aimag including an assessment of producers, technologies deployed, production processes, storage and marketing channels; the development of scenarios with varyingly intensive participation of public entities in the promotion of the value chains; the cooperation with local authorities in developing and implementing action plans; a training needs analysis, development of training concepts and training of vegetable producers, staff of local authorities and other main stakeholders in Mandal Soum; and the adaption of scenarios and training concepts for the value chain promotion and trainings in other regions in Mongolia.

German-Mongolian cooperation project "Sustainable Agriculture"

 

BMEL/GFA

04/2013-03/2016

1,210,000 EUR

Implemented by:
IAK Agrar Consulting GmbH as leading company in a consortium with
- Agriculture & Finance Consultants GmbH (AFC)
- DEULA Nienburg GmbH
- DLG International GmbH

Field trials on demonstration farms and training measures in the Mongolian steppes in best practices relating to agricultural machinery/tillage, seeds, fertilizers and pesticides contribute to improve sustainability, productivity and increased income in agriculture. The collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the Agricultural State University, farm managers as well as representatives from consultancy firms and vocational institutes increase the multiplier effect.

More information on the bilateral cooperation project "Sustainable Agriculture" from the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) can be obtained under:

https://www.bmel-kooperationsprogramm.de/de/projekte/mongolei/deutsch-mongolisches-kooperationsprojekt-nachhaltige-landwirtschaft-dmknl/

Project website: http://www.kooperationsprojekt-mng.de/

Project flyer (in German)

Project flyer (in Mongolian)

Technical Review of the Seed Sector in Afghanistan

 

EC

06/2012-12/2012

319,000 EUR

Review of the formal and informal seed sub-sectors in Afghanistan and the impact of past and on-going development programmes on them and to provide guidance for the future strategic framework for the seed industry and related development programme/projects including the required regulatory framework.

Model Dairy Farm Complex Agstafa

 

Private investor

2009-2011

90,000 EUR p. a.

IAK has been contracted by an Azerbaijaninvestor to develop a dairy farm complex for 2.400 cows including calf raising, own dairy with a capacity of 50 t per day and cattle fattening. Advisory services are provided for business and investment planning, land use planning for forage production, dairy and cattle production management planning as well as supervision and coordination at the complete planning stage (civil works, equipment). In later phases IAK will assist in the supervision and management during the implementation period, training for the local personnel and will provide general management assistance and advisory service.

Horticulture and Livestock Development Project (HLP) - Facilitating Partner to support the Horticulture Production Component

 

World Bank/MAIL

11/2007-06/2010

3,078,000 EUR

The MAIL hired an international Lead Facilitation Partner (LFP) to assist in the overall planning, implementation, monitoring and achieving the “Emergency Horticulture and Livestock Project (HLP)” development objectives and expected project outcomes/results. IAK as Facilitating Partner of the LFP was responsible for the planning, organization, implementation guidance, coordination and monitoring of field activities in close collaboration with team members of the LFP.

Technical Assistance to the “Seed Processing and Seed Management Project Unsan”

 

German Agro Action/EC

11/2007-10/2008

42,000 EUR

The project increased food production through the availability of high quality maize seed. During phase 1 of the project, a new maize seed processing line was established. The line has a capacity of 5t/h and includes threshing, drying, cleaning, sorting, coating and packing. In phase 2 the technical equipment, field production and the technique of multiplication was improved in 15 specialized seed multiplication farms.

Identification and formulation mission for a project to support local development

 

EC Framework Contract, Lot 1

10-12/2007

82,750 EUR

The EC Framework Mission encompassed the identification and formulation of pilot programmes to promote integrated participatory planning in agricultural areas, which will generate productive activities in agriculture and social development, including environmental and public health aspects.

Technical Assistance to agricultural enterprises

 

Private client

2007-2010

approx. 50,000 EUR p. a.

Stabilization of a Kazakh agricultural enterprise by providing advisory services for increasing farm income through increased output and efficiency. IAK’s advisory services include the development of strategy concepts, weak point analysis as well as technical and technological solutions for farming activities.

Implementation of Traceability Systems and Good Agricultural Practices for the Apple Sector

 

World Bank/IFC

07/2006-02/2008

300,000 EUR

The project supported a company (one of the leading producers/exporters of Chinese apple juice concentrate) to meet the expectations of its global clients on traceability in the food chain. Farm management of was improved regarding to occupational health and safety conditions for workers and environmental impact due to over- and misuse of agro-chemicals. The expert team gave recommendations for the development of best practices vis-à-vis the adoption of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in China with specific reference to processed and fresh apple sectors and the development of a pilot program.

TA to the MAIL for the Implementation of the Perennial Horticultural Development Project (PHDP)

 

EC-ALA

05/2006-12/2010

4,520,640 EUR

Technical assistance to the MAIL in the preparation of strategy papers, development of horticultural policies and strategies, assistance in the development of a sustainable public-private partnership for the perennial horticultural sector, identification of core functions to be performed by government and other stakeholders, preparation of training materials and training of stakeholder staff, establishing demonstration orchards and nucleus nurseries (incl. physical rehabilitation), stimulation to create of farmer organisations, development of an inventory of Afghanistan’s germplasm collection and establishment of a preservation centre.

Regional Economic Development / Component 1: Development of SMEs und Cooperatives

 

GTZ

04/2006-12/2008

1,767,835 EUR

The programme improved the conditions for dynamic development oftheregional economy, considering sustainable use of local resources intheregions Darkhan and Uliastai. The most important aspect of this programme component wasthepromotion of private sector entrepreneurial structures, including the development of an impact oriented monitoring system and the initiation of Public Private Partnerships (PPP).

Development of Agricultural Services

 

EC-TACIS

07/2004-12/2006

1,635,588 EUR

The project promoted rural and regional development in Mongolia as a means of alleviating poverty and developing a national market economy. IAK provided technical assistance to improve agricultural extension and veterinary services in three provinces (aimags) and gave policy advice on sustainable rural development to MFA and its subordinate institutions. The activities included increasing the sustainability of livestock production through improving animal health services, husbandry, farm and grassland management; developing local 'on farm' and 'non farm' enterprises; and improving the availability of local added-value produce.

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