The SMFI FEEDS Agribusiness Development and Operations Group is developing a sustainable sourcing program of its agri-based raw materials requirements which for now calls for the mobilization of at least one (1) million hectares of farm lands in the Philippines. SMC is committed to help develop the countryside by providing livelihood opportunities in rural communities with the introduction of alternative crops and the improvement of farm technologies and income. They are interested in developing partnerships for the domestic production of cassava, sorghum, sweet potato and other crops for their feed mill facilities nationwide.

cassava contract growing business

For their flagship cassava program, SMFI Agribusiness provides:
  • Guaranteed market with a marketing agreement according to mutually agreed product quality, volume and delivery schedule;
  • Guaranteed floor price;
  • Start-up technical assistance in production, post-harvest and logistic operations;
 SMFI Agribusiness is looking for assemblers/consolidators with the following characteristics:
  • Persons who are already into or willing to go into large-scale cassava production;
  • Can provide technical and financial assistance to their farmer proponents;
  • Has post-harvest facility and preferably with access to logistics services;
  • Can consolidate volumes from farmers and ensure delivery to SMFI.

An assembler can be an individual entrepreneur, a corporation or farmers’ cooperative that has the capacity to consolidate at least 20 hectares for cassava production. We at SMFI Agribusiness are looking forward towards a fruitful partnership with you. Thank you.


GUIDELINES FOR SMFI CASSAVA CONTRACT GROWING

Preliminary Requirements

  • Letter of Intent to join the program
  • Photocopy of Certificate of Ownership/Lease of Authority from DAR/DENR or other concerned government agencies (TCT/CLOA/CFSA/Lease Agreement)
  • Photocopy of Certificate of Security and Exchange Commission Registration/CDA or DTI Registration/Board Resolution (authority to negotiate) for corporations and cooperatives
  • Property vicinity map
  • Suitability of site (subject to inspection by an SMC representative)

– Topography
– Soil Classification
– Farm to Market road accessibility
– Effective arable area

Requirements per Contract

  • Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

– Effective arable area of at least 20 hectares
– Area Development Plan for three (3) years

Click here to download the Cassava Assembler Application Sheet.

 
For further details, please contact:

SAN MIGUEL FOODS, INC
FEEDS Agribusiness Development
17th Flr. JMT Corporate Condominium, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center
Pasig City, Metro Manila

Tel No. (02) 702 5596 (02) 634 5179 Fax No. (02) 634 6344
LEOPOLDO S. TITULAR
AVP and Manager
Tel. No. (02) 702 5948

VERGEL Z. ABRENICA
Business Development Associate
Tel. No. (02) 702 5747
Cel. No. (0917) 861 6997
E-mail: doagridevoperations@smg.sanmiguel.com.ph

EDUARDO A. ALLER
Hectarage Development Manager
Tel. No. (02) 702 5678
Cel. No. (0917) 803 5790
E-mail: ealler@smg.sanmiguel.com.ph
Source: sanmiguelpurefoods.com