Making Sense of Development
We specialise in value chain analysis, development program design, access to finance and business coaching & support. We also introduce new technologies and business models in farming and agri-processing.
At Sense we pride ourselves in translating best practises from the private sector to the reality of farmers and entrepreneurs in Africa and other developing countries.
Our diverse backgrounds help us to understand consumers & retailers, exporters & importers, processors and farmers around the world.
It’s why we’re able to reliably deliver informed, practical solutions that just make sense.
West, East & Southern Africa, Asia & Latin America
We’ve developed a network of skilled local consultants across Sub-Saharan Africa. This enables us to gather high quality local data and implement projects cost effectively. It also gives us access to local business networks & intel.
It’s no accident that we’re based in South Africa, home to thousands of farmers and processors of different sizes who work under African climatic conditions. Together with research institutes, universities and professionals they provide us with a wealth of experience right on our doorstep.
South Africa is both a distributor of equipment and high quality inputs from around the world and a manufacturer of hardy and affordable equipment.
We have experience with most common agricultural crops and products, while our flexible skills and experience allow us to rapidly master new sectors and add real value.
Mango, Pineapple, Banana, Avocado, Papaya, Grenadilla, Citrus, Coconut, Kiwi Fruit
Maize, Rice, Sorghum, Millet, Wheat
Vegetables, Spices, Potatoes, Cassava, Yams
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Cotton & Textiles
Timber, Paper, Carbon Credits, Non-timber forest products
Coffee, Tea & Chocolate
Services & Specialties
What We Can Do For You
Value chain analysis
- Market studies (retailers, consumers, traders, importers)
Access to Finance
- Sector or business economics
- Building financial cases
- Investor identification & matching
- Investment facilitation
Business coaching & support
- Strategy development
- Business plan creation
- Marketing strategies
- Implementation support
Development Program Design & Support
- Country benchmarking
- Market opportunity studies
- Program design
- Program implmentation
- Program evaluation
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The Robyndale Centre
10 Msenga Avenue
3610 Kloof, Durban
+27 31 813 5832