We are in the process of establishing, a new investment management firm, specializing in agriculture investments.
We are currently developing a managed futures program (cta), a discretionary long/short in ag commodities, aiming to outperform the long only ag benchmarks.
We are looking for sharp and creative individuals to join our team as partners.
We'd love to hear from analysts, programmers, traders and portfolio managers with a passion for agricultural commodities, a global ag vision and and an interesting relevant background.+27 Other Responses
Agricultural Supply Chain
Transportation and storage expert (international consultant) for an
agricultural supply chain project implemented by hortex foundation, an autonomous body engaged in agricultural activities, set up by the world bank, in bangladesh.
The project aims to ensure participation of small and marginal farmers and agri-business enterprises in improving the supply chain and value chain management of selected high-value agricultural commodities for primarily domestic markets in bangladesh.
Duration: 4 man-months
fielding time:july-october, 2011
postgraduate degree in agricultural engineering/ food technology/ post-harvest technology or relevant field with at least 10 years progressively responsible professional work experience in the field of inland transportation and storage of horticultural commodities. Phd in the above field is preferred. He/she should have in-depth knowledge and understanding of supply chain management requirement and techniques (need assessment, source identification, procurement, inland freight procedure, customer, warehousing, distribution, monitoring/accountability). Background has to linking, small producer groups to affordable storage and transport opportunities. Working experience in the relevant field at south asian countries will be additional qualifications. Must be a dynamic person with proven experience in post-harvest handling, packaging, transportation and storage of high value horticultural commodities. Must be strong in english and should be computer literate.
Deliverable output :
i. Present status of transportation and storage facilities, constraints in the sector and actors identified
ii. Recommendation on strategy/mechanism of low cost/cost effective inland transportation and storage of small holders groups’ high value horticultural produces
iii. A guideline on appropriate transportation and storage of high value horticultural commodities
iv. A guideline on temporary storage and transportation condition at commodity collection centre and specification of equipment, transport and other facilities
v. A database on inland transportation and handling protocols for high value horticultural commodities during storage and transportation
vi. A guideline on strategy for introduction of appropriate transportation and storage system for high value horticultural commodities.+7 Other Responses