- Written by agriadmin
- Published: 11 May 2016
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ABIDJAN, CÔTE D’IVOIRE (PRWeb) May 11, 2016 -- AgriSmart, Inc. is a sustainable agriculture impact investment set to begin the generation of high yields for investors in the next 90 days while also doing much social good. The startup, a joint public/private partnership with Côte d’Ivoire, is prepared to help Côte d’Ivoire take a lead role in the realization of multiple Sustainable Development Goals in Africa while turning a significant profit for everyone involved at all levels of the organization.
AgriSmart has received their first order for 1,000 metric tons of crude palm oil. The palm oil pods are being grown by a farmer’s cooperative that AgriSmart pays higher than average wages. The palm oil is then processed at a leased facility in country before being transported to the port in Abidjan for export.
Côte d’Ivoire has some of the world’s most fertile soil, coupled with two and a half growing seasons per year. A native vegetation of the West Africa region, oil palms are a highly beneficial organism to the Côte d’Ivoire ecosystem and play a major role in reforestation initiatives. Palm oil is currently one of the fastest growing global agriculture industries, and perhaps the most widely used agricultural commodity today, likely found in products in every room of your house. Côte d’Ivoire is the second largest African producer of palm oil which greatly contributes to the reduction of poverty through the creation of jobs in an array of industries from plantation farming, raw production, and manufacturing of finished products, to the transportation and shipping of products at various stages of processing.
Along with Côte d’Ivoire being the fourth fastest growing economy in the world and considered to be the most business friendly country in Africa, the port in Abidjan is the second largest deep water port in Africa and the main port of trade for eight neighboring countries.
AgriSmart has leased over one million acres of certified forests, over half of which is savannah land, in a public/private partnership with SODEFOR Society for Development of Forests in Côte d’Ivoire. The land will generate more than enough food to reduce hunger in the country, build productive capacity through creation of jobs and export of surplus food generated, assist with poverty reduction, and help restore degraded forests. Once fully operational, AgriSmart will provide 10,000 jobs in the country and mobile medical care for 500,000 Ivorian citizens and migrant workers.
Creating opportunity for those who served, wounded veterans are slated to fill a majority of AgriSmart US based jobs in training, shipping and logistics. The Côte d’Ivoire veterans employment agency will select technically qualified Ivoirians from all families, tribes and religions to fill AgriSmart employee roles.
The formula for success used by AgriSmart is an inclusive business plan that puts people first seeking the advantageous for all involved. AgriSmart is introducing sustainable intensive farming and the use of modern mechanized farming equipment, in combination with FDA approved organic pesticide that kills the mosquito carriers of malaria and zika virus. The AgriSmart venture philanthropy business model of catalytic giving based on the ethic of reciprocity includes providing housing to Côte d’Ivoire employees and their families with smart utilities, clean water, and temperature control - luxuries until now known only to the financial elite of the region.
AgriSmart manifests a fundamental commitment to sustainable development by recycling left over agriculture waste to supply the manufacture of products such as fiberboard from cornstalks, wood pellets from initial land clearing remnants, and bio-diesel fuel production from palm oil.
Looking ahead, this sustainable farming international alliance is positioned for markedly high, steadily increasing returns for investors in addition to making meaningful social impact..
Looking ahead, this sustainable farming international alliance is positioned for markedly high, steadily increasing returns for investors in addition to making meaningful social impact by producing an estimated annual output of 250 million bushels of corn by 2019, and an estimated annual output of 120 million gallons of crude palm oil by 2022.
About AgriSmart, Inc.AgriSmart, Inc. is a sustainable agriculture impact investment startup in a public/private partnership with Côte d’Ivoire. The collaborative is made up of internationally recognized top expert entrepreneurs in their fields focused on the generation of long-term high yields for investors through the development of strategic partnerships, aiming at realization of Sustainable Development Goals in Africa. Read more on the AgriSmart website and social channels about The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), officially known as Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an intergovernmental set of aspiration Goals with 169 targets contained in paragraph 54 United Nations Resolution A/RES/70/1 of 25 September 2015. For more information, contact Trey Warme http://agrismartinc.com.
ContactContact Person: Trey Warme
Headquarters: AgriSmart, Inc. 725 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor Rockville, MD 20852
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