Consulting

Plantagon assist cities and real estate developers as consultants. We offer know-how within the field of food security, food safety, new food standards, innovation, agritechture, urban farming and symbiotic systems. Plantagon often gets involved in early stage planning with regards to intelligence related to food, and team members are frequently invited to participate in conferences as experts.

Typical assignments are:

  • Generating Agritechture Ideas
  • Market Insight
  • Opinion and Validation
  • Social, Environmental & Technical Pre-requisites
  • Legislation and Standardisation

LOCAL AGRITECHTURE PLAN

We review the current local situation, sketch a number of different scenarios, review the level of current food self-sufficiency, the distribution of own production of crops and animal products and much more. The outcome will be a Local Agritechture Plan, which will include a systematic scenario based package of measures that serve as strategic and tactical solutions, aimed over a horizon of 30 to 50 years in the future. These studies examine the top line priorities for attaining a safe and secure food supply system for your community. The solutions reflect upon the current and future needs of your particular situation. As part of our professional endeavors, we shall also suggest the best solutions available on the market to enhance your food security.

Extent: 8 – 12 weeks, depending on local conditions and existing data.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY STUDY

The interest in urban food production is increasing worldwide. Cities are growing rapidly and the need for food within cities is steadily increasing. This applies particularly to the production of high quality food within the cities, where surfaces not utilized effectively today will be used. For example roofs of buildings, façades, areas with abandoned operations, etc.

The Business Opportunity Study aims to review the preconditions of effective
operating organization for appropriate, commercial farming in cities. The study examines if there is an interest and also brings out the optimum type of operations that is preferable for business efficiency of food production, available in the existing marketplace. Furthermore, how it will be operated in the most efficient manner is also established by: who owns, leases, operates, sells, and so on.

The Business Opportunity Study also includes initial studies of the existing business models, cash flows and product flows. A comparative wagon-wheel of all existing players in city-based food production shall result in a project business model with clear roles and a concept of operations. This project plan also makes an initial analysis of suitable locations for setting up food production units that attend to the demand-supply gaps in the existing local system.

The Business Opportunity Study will deliver:

  • Enabling factors: location, infrastructure and other resources
  • Proposal of suitable growing method, visualization/renderings
  • Proposal of crop and possible market size
  • Business model / operating organization
  • Preliminary economics
  • SWOT analysis
  • Draft of project plan for stage 2 (implementation and establishment)
  • Recommended steps to move forward in the process

Extent: 8 – 12 weeks, depending on local conditions and existing data.