AT YOUR SERVICE

We help organizations improve their performance with expert guidance the Vuna Agribusiness way!

Vuna Agribusiness offers a wide range of consulting services for the agricultural industry. We’ve got the necessary tools and expertise to help you grow your business, and learn how to properly manage your expansion, or your next project. We partner with our clients to develop engaging business strategies, design high quality and scalable solutions that are sustainable, and are committed to providing the necessary guidance needed to take action.

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Who We Are

African business, African solutions

At Vuna Agribusiness, we understand the challenges of agriculture and agribusiness in Africa. Since 2015, we’ve been helping companies and organisations of all sizes respond to industry changes in order to stay competitive by conducting assessments and studies to prove project viability, by understanding and mapping value chains and business relationships and by providing insight into the right strategies to employ. ​

Our strategic vision is to become a leading and preferred supplier of professional services in the agricultural sector using knowledge, expertise and strengths in strategic and critical thinking to find integrated, innovative solutions for our clients.

Vuna Agribusiness is led by Justin du Toit who has successfully completed over 140 consulting projects since beginning his career in 2009.

Are you ready to step into the future with us? We’re waiting for your call, and we’re excited to work with you.

 

Who We Work With

Learn More About Our Specific Services

Public Sector

New Directions

Vuna Agribusiness has experience in helping the Public Sector through customized strategies in rural development, land reform, project planning, conceptualization and revitalization. Our projects deliver instant, significant, and lasting changes with measurable performance growth.

Agribusiness

Ideas Become Reality

Vuna Agribusiness is here to help you develop and grow your dream into a business. We develop ideas that solve your most complex and pressing organizational challenges and our out-of-the-box approach and focus on sustainability is what makes us successful.

Energy

Sustainable solutions

At Vuna Agribusiness, we assist the oil, gas and mining sectors and their host communities by developing an understanding and appreciation of project impacts and potential trade-off and win-win scenarios. Whether it be related to resettlement, livelihood restroation, compensation or planning an agricultural development we have the expertise to provide sustainable solutions.

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What We Do For You

Vuna Agribusiness provides technically, environmentally and socially compatible consulting services to our Clients in a wide range of market sectors including agriculture, mining, construction and community development. Whether you’re a small, local business or a bustling multinational, we can help you succeed. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services and how Vuna Agribusiness can work for you. Have a look at our core service offering below.

Project feasibility assessment

Agriculture

Achieve your goals

Need help planning or executing your next project? Let us guide you with Project feasibility assessment services. Vuna Agribusiness offers a comprehensive project feasibility assessment service for agricultural projects of any size, scale or scope. We also utilize technical specialists on each and every project to address gaps and complement our core team.

Farm and business planning

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Grow your business

Vuna Agribusiness offers farm and business planning services to private commercial farmers, farming companies, NGOs and Governments. Our license with Business Plan Pro allows us to produce professional, high quality farm and business plans fast! Contact us to find out how we can help you.

Livelihood restoration

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Expert Guidance

Is your project or development going to impact communities and lead to resettlement? You need a team that understands livelihood restoration and can advise on agricultural potential, livelihood restoration programmes that are practical and implementable and solutions that are sustainable.

Specialist economic analyses

Market Analysis

Work with experts

Specialist economic analyses services may include: value chain and market analysis, enterprise gross margin analysis, compensation calculations for land affected by mining/construction or an assessment of the economic impacts of land use options. Solutions are custom made!

 

Improving the Performance of Organisations

Our Achievements

Vuna Agribusiness manages to solve critical business issues by combining our unique approach with a quality team. Through our consulting projects, we showcase our core values: commitment, innovation, excellence and efficiency and what sets Vuna Agribusiness apart is the ability to integrate these principles into each of our projects. Read our success stories below.

Want to join our growing list of successful projects and campaigns? Contact us today!

 
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Economic impact

Creating a win-win

The mining and agricultural sectors are important contributors to the local, regional and provincial economies in Mpumalanga, South Africa and the expansion of mining activities in the Belfast area has meant that these two primary economic sectors compete for the same parcels of land. Through our work a ‘win-win’ scenario for the local, regional and national economies where these primary sectors can continue to contribute to these economies in the long-term was created.

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The Team

Behind the Scenes

 

Justin du Toit

Agricultural Economist and Managing Director (MSc Agribusiness)

Justin is the owner and founder of Vuna Agribusiness. He is an applied Agricultural Economist who uses his strengths in strategic and critical thinking to assist in working outside-the-box to integrate and apply his skills and experience to a variety of challenging consulting projects. He has experience in Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, the Sultanate of Oman, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.

Dr Jon Rutherfoord

Agronomist (PhD Agronomy)

Jon has been consulting in agribusiness and rural development since 1981, is a specialist in small-scale (emerging) farmer development with a specific focus on irrigated crop production. Jon’s role has been as project leader of large multidisciplinary teams of consultants and on-site project facilitators. He has also had many years of experience in land use planning for agricultural development including crop adaptability to the climate and soils of project sites and the determination of crop water use and irrigation requirements in these areas.

Emily Hurley

Agricultural Economist (MSc Agricultural Economics)

Emily holds an MSc in Agricultural Economics and a BSc in Environmental Management from the University of London. Emily moved to Africa in 2010, working as a consultant in the development sector for organisations such as UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Tufts University and USAID. Emily is outcome driven and dedicated to delivering climate smart solutions for equitable agricultural and economic development.

Nelly Seth Mwakatundu

Project Coordinator (BSc Environmental Science)

Nelly is an Environmental Scientist by training and profession. She has BSc in Environmental Science and Management from the Sokoine University of Agriculture and has had various roles with larger companies working in Tanzania since 2018. Nelly is currently assisting Vuna Agribusiness (Pty) Ltd as a Project Coordinator for implementation of a Livelihoods Restoration Programme in Central Tanzania.

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