IOS Partners provides innovative advisory solutions in agriculture, food security and rural development worldwide. Our main objective is to achieve sustainable agricultural growth and reduce poverty in regions increasingly challenged by stagnant crop production, climate change, lack of agronomy expertise, and volatile commodity prices. We bring the following first-hand practical knowledge to public and private sector entities, donor agencies, organizations and individuals in the agricultural and rural sectors:

  • Value chain analysis

  • Food security

  • Agribusiness development

  • Improving access to credit

  • Cold chain & cold storage development

  • Trade promotion

  • Field surveys

  • Warehouse receipt systems

  • Commodity exchanges 

  • Environmental & social impact

    assessments

  • Impact evaluation

  • Training & capacity building

  • Sanitary and phyto-sanitary compliance

  • Strategic planning

  • Policy analysis

The firm works on agriculture infrastructure projects that support small-scale farmers, facilitate stronger market linkages, and promote agricultural trade. Our team collaborates with smallholder farmers, who in most cases comprise a major driver of economic growth in developing countries, to raise agricultural productivity and incomes as a step toward reducing poverty and achieving increased food security. We take into account the regional and local sector characteristics and constraints, including inherently low soil fertility, poor access to inputs such as improved seeds and fertilizers, governance problems, and insufficient transport, storage, and marketing infrastructure that limits access to output markets, among others.

IOS Partners encourages environmental sustainability as a driver of economic growth and inclusive economic development by offering leadership and support to the agriculture sector in advancing knowledge of international best environmental practices. Additionally, we offer the expertise to evaluate the social impacts of the agriculture sector projects we are involved in.

IOS Partners has developed a worldwide reputation in assisting and managing projects by exhibiting solid analytical skills and effective regional specific consulting. Through our offices around the world, we have provided agriculture and rural development consulting services in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia-Pacific, Central America and Eastern Europe