BRIDGES Business Program was founded in 2008 to promote the development of profitable agricultural business in emerging markets through the introduction and application of advanced state of the art American technologies in the production, processing, management, marketing and logistics of agricultural products, as well as in agricultural insurance, farm credit and trading.
BRIDGES was developed as a follow up to the Farmer-to-Farmer program, which was supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and active in Eastern Europe for many years. From 1994-2008, we developed and completed over 500 consulting assignments throughout Ukraine and Belarus in all areas of agricultural business utilizing senior level consultants from the US. BRIDGES is a result of successful implementation of the USAID program, which served as a starting point for the establishment of BRIDGES consulting program.
The main objective of the program is to improve the profitability and competitiveness of agribusiness and its infrastructure by bridging the gap between emerging and developed countries/markets/economies.
Key to successful implementation of the consulting practice is the professional network of coordinators and experienced agricultural business experts from the US, Ukraine, Canada, New Zealand, Poland, Belarus and Georgia.