The Market and Business Model

In order to achieve its vision and to implement its mission, the ESG EKO AGRO executes on the following business model:

1. Land acquisitions

EG EKO AGRO acquires and converts a combination of brownfield and greenfield land into modern agricultural sites and facilities (e.g. vertical greenhouses).

At the present stage, the Company has secured the acquisition of over 8,000 hectares of land, including farms, greenhouse facilities and agribusinesses.

2. Formation of consortia

The land is divided according to consortia, each of which is dedicated to the production of specific types of produce and benefits from the know-how, resources and networks of established industry partners.

ESG EKO AGRO is currently in the process of forming 9 consortia, which are expected to generate important production and distribution synergies and savings.

3. Sustainable agriculture

ESG EKO AGRO achieves the goal of a carbon-dioxide-neutral production through the operation of a tree nursery.

The agricultural infrastructure of the Company relies on solar, geothermal and wind renewable energy sources, while the operation of greenhouses and the evasion of pesticides reduces water consumption and avoids the pollution of groundwater.

4. Farming incentive scheme

A step back to the future

We offer farm employees and their families free housing, profit participation rights and agricultural technology training, thereby providing the conditions for significantly improved livelihood opportunities, as well as increased production efficiency.

It is the intention of the Company to pay a premium of up to 50 per cent of the raw material production price to farmers at the end of the fiscal year.

5. Smart farming

Smart use of state-of-art technology

Our smart farming system includes:

  • Autonomous agricultural pods, allowing farmers to control and monitor the growth and status of crops
  • A drone-based surveillance system allowing farmers to monitor livestock, as well as crops
  • A modular system of plant towers, serviced by mobile robots
  • A cloud-based open IoT operating system (Siemens MindSphere), connecting the products, plants, systems, and machines, and enabling data generation and analysis

6. Both B2B and B2C

B2B and B2C

ESG EKO AGRO generates revenues through both a B2B and B2C strategy: our B2B strategy provides for distribution of produce via supermarkets and retailers, while our B2C strategy is based on leveraging our organic produce to create fresh, all-natural ready-made meals destined for the end consumer.

Our ready-made meals are underscored by a transparent supply chain that is accessible to the consumer, while distribution is expected via cooperations with so-called aggregators in the food delivery business.

7. Planning ahead

ESG EKO AGRO intends to further invest in research and business development, including seed production and technologies for the reduction of food waste.