Known as the “Start-Up Nation,” Israel is famous for applying innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to revolutionize the agriculture field. LR brings that mindset and technology to rural areas around the world. Advanced, centralized farming offers the economic advantages of large-scale enterprises to those who have never had access to them before. By integrating technology, know-how, experience, and training with economies of scale, projects can become the catalyst for intensive economic growth. Their wide-reaching impact strengthens food security, livelihoods, and overall progress.
Commercial farms with consolidated facilities offer the best chances for rapid and ongoing returns on investment. That is why we help to fortify agro-industry and far-ranging infrastructure, ensuring job creation throughout the community. By paying close attention to every detail, from training and micro-financing to high-quality seeds, we construct a network of economic, logistical, and human support. In order to build all this on a strong foundation, LR manages marketing and guarantees offtake, allowing farmers to begin their enterprises on a secure footing, ensuring their economic success.
LR projects include a wide range of agricultural solutions
ADAMA is an integrated agricultural rural development concept with a special focus on the economic and social enhancement of family farming villageclusters. ADAMA projects are developed as part of new regional rural development plans. The core components of ADAMA are agricultural specialized family farm holdings, based on village structures, the intensification and diversification of agricultural production, the provision of agro support services, capacity building, and community development.
The AIT is a model specifically designed to support and enhance comprehensive agricultural development policies, programs, and projects at national and state or provincial levels. The AIT concept incorporates the key elements of agricultural, rural, and urban economic and municipal support services. The AIT can be implemented as a new agro development and/or as revitalization of a rural area, based on family farm households, village clusters, and medium and large scale agro enterprises. The AIT model seeks to put the economic development of agricultural sectors on a strong foundation and to enhance agro-industrial value chains, encouraging employment opportunities and thereby reducing rural-urban migration.
The AIC provides all the necessary farming technology, support services and know-how to local smallholder farmers so they can significantly improve their farming operations. The AIC is also designed to enable economies of scale and the development of agricultural value chains, through the establishment of a central commercial farm, agricultural processing facilities, agricultural support services, knowledge transfer, quality and standards assurance, branding, and market access.
AISTCs can either be an integral part of one of LR Group’s AIT development projects, or a standalone agricultural-support service center. The AISTC is designed to provide agricultural inputs, technical services, and training. These services are provided to rural townships functioning as a community, villages based on family farm holdings, and adjacent medium and large scale agro enterprises.
Centers of Excellence are facilities that support development through a number of applied agricultural R&D activities, demonstrate innovative technologies, and provide training and extension outreach services combined with the introduction of improved farm inputs, farm economics, and management. Centers of Excellence integrate the full spectrum of horticulture and animal production practices and are designed to support operations, either as standalone facilities or as part of a larger integrated agro complex. The centers are also designed to operate within the relevant national and state research frameworks, enhancing national R&D programs with an emphasis on the dissemination and introduction of improved genetic materials, innovative farming practices and capacity building.
This includes dairy farming, as well as raising pigs, small ruminants, and poultry, including both broilers and layers. We use state-of-the-art technology and management practices in projects that incorporate feed mills, abattoirs, processing facilities, and marketing operations, to provide people with a variety of high-quality protein sources.
Each project is carefully customized to meet local needs and climate conditions. By using diverse farming practices, irrigation methods, harvesting techniques, and storage technologies, we are able to develop a strong value chain for biofuels, grain, and fiber sources for both humans and animals.
Using innovative technologies and agronomic expertise with high-quality seedlings and post-harvest treatment, we are able to produce crops year-round in greenhouses, tunnels, and net structures. This enables these enterprises to meet both urban and rural market demand for fresh produce.
We use intensive and semi-intensive aquaculture to raise both freshwater and seawater species for human consumption. Our vertical approach incorporates advanced technology into a fingerling hatchery, high-quality feed center, post-harvest handling, and marketing of fresh and semi-processed fish products.
We apply advanced processing technologies and marketing strategies to maximize the economic potential of both smallholder and commercial farming enterprises and help them achieve the highest quality results.
These projects include production, processing, and marketing of globally traded crops such as cocoa, coffee, sugar, subtropical fruit like mango and avocado, and a number of biofuel crops. Developing and managing both medium and large scale enterprises, LR is able to ensure efficient economies of scale.