Agribusiness placement in Africa service relaunched
Many agriculture ventures in Africa have failed due to a lack of appropriate technical and/or business skills. “The most important aspect of operating an agriculture-related business in Africa is to have the right management on the ground, with the right skills and expertise to manage and execute on the proposed strategy of the business,” says Omri van Zyl, the previous leader of the Deloitte Africa Agribusiness Unit. Agribusiness placement has become more and more important, knowing you have the right people around you can be the difference being successful and trying again.
He adds that “finding upper to middle-tier management is particularly challenging in Africa. Moreover, even more, challenging is finding management that understands the commercial aspects of running an enterprise.”
Specialists in Agribusiness placement
Agri4Africa Agribusiness Placements has teamed up with various HR & recruitment specialists to provide a unique and customized placement service for African agribusiness enterprises. We focus on finding and placing the right personnel for farming, agro-processing and other agribusiness companies and projects in the African region based on our years of first-hand experience of developing and managing various agribusiness ventures across Africa.
The group has a database of thousands of candidates and existing clients range from private individual farmers & agri-food enterprises to large corporate organisations involved in the agribusiness and food sector.
We have placed candidates in the following positions, to name a few:
- Agricultural engineers
- Abattoir & meat processing plant managers
- Dairy managers
- Cropping specialists
- Beef producers & Feedlot managers
- Piggery managers
- Fruit producers & Packhouse managers
- Vegetable growers
- Sales managers & representatives in the animal feed, agricultural equipment and fertilizer industries
- Hospitality industry managers (game farms & lodges)
- Irrigation specialists
- Aquaculture specialists
- Project managers
We have been involved in business and project development activities across the region for many years and brings an unparalleled understanding of the African agribusiness environment to the table. The group has already placed candidates in many sub-Saharan countries and its access to the large pool of South African agribusiness expertise and ability to recruit candidates ‘from Africa for Africa’ are strong selling points.
One of our associates, Rob Buchanan is on record saying that he is seeing an “astronomical” increase in demand for quality people for projects in countries such as Nigeria, Ethiopia, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique, to name a few.
“When we started in 1998 we had very few clients outside of South Africa. But since then we have been able to expand our wings and I would say probably about 60% of our business at the moment comes from outside of South Africa.”
What sets the group apart from other (traditional) personnel agencies?
“We specialise in agriculture and agribusiness placements. As a group, we have joint recruitment expertise of well over 60 years. We understand the specific needs of the agribusiness industry. Our clients also appreciate the individual attention they receive from us.”
If you are therefore looking to start or expand your farming, agro-processing or related business and need the right candidate (that will add value to your business) for the job, please contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Group can also assist with the following value-added HR services:
- Job descriptions & contracts of service
- Remuneration (incl job evaluation & surveys)
- Training & Development (incl skills development plans & training course development)
- Organisational development
- Psychometric assessment
If you are looking to broaden the scope of your company or business, drop us a mail at email@example.com for more information on how to become a featured company on our website.