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Civiterra is creating a replicable optimal model for global sustainable community agriculture. We focus on the whole production phase of the supply chain from land to all refined materials being sold and ready to ship. With sustainable natural land management and community ownership and control at the core.

Sustainable

Using the land in the most effective way for the community, humanity and the local and global ecosystem as a whole.

Community

Creating a structure and process that puts the local people who live and work on the land at the heart of the business.

Supply Chain

Establishing an end to end operating process that eliminates all the inefficiencies between the farm and the market.

What We Do?

Land Use

We leverage the best of modern science and systems thinking to ensure optimal use of all natural land. This includes community based ownership models, removing the boundaries between commercial farming and wilderness regeneration, considering biodiversity and natural processes where possible and regenerating and reimaging the use of unproductive land.

Process

At the heart of this is the idea of creating a single end to end supply chain process from design through cultivation, transport and processing to product marketing and sales value maximization. We have automation and trust at the heart of the system. This includes IoT and drones on the production side, autonomous machinery, robotic processing, all underpinned with a single flexible workflow engine.

Product

We are focused on product innovation and maximizing the commercial and social value of all the raw material produced by the land, with a zero waste mentality. Waste products can be refined to create energy, nutrients or chemicals, Flexible refining facilities focused on adjusting to market demand and having a market and product package led approach rather than a production one.

Community

Based on the cultural norms and history in many of agricultural areas, especially in non western countries we feel it is essential to base whatever we do around the people. We need to build and support inclusive interaction with everyone in the places we work and ensure they all share equally in the direction and outcomes of our projects.

How We Do It?

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Land Management

We aim to leverage the best science and technology to optimize the use of the land under our control. Although this is done as a commercial organization decisions equally consider the local community and the good of the overall biosphere.

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Product Management

Having decided what is best to grow we then look at how to maximize the return on the raw materials being produced. What processing can be applied to produce the optimal set of marketable products utilizing 100% of the material.

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Farming

Our model uses the best tools, technologies and plants available to ensure optimal yields and operational efficiency for each farm. This applies to all stages of the cultivation process and focuses on augmenting the humans involved not replacing them.

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Equipment

To make use of the best technologies available we centralize all purchasing, financing, maintenance and management of the equipment and then lease it to the projects as needed. This provides traceability, improved ROI and TCO across all our projects.

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Transport

The movement of all resources in the supply chain is seamlessly integrated into the other operating functions, managed and run by members of the community.

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Processing

The process of turning the raw materials into the refined materials required by manufacturers will be managed within our process and wherever possible carried by members of our communities in our plants.

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Technology

We will be utilizing the latest innovations at every stage of the process. This includes physical technologies on the farms, for transport and for processing. All underpinned by a single distributed ledger for every transaction step.

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Community

We invest in modern community infrastructure, accommodation, education, healthcare, social facilities and events. This raises everyone’s skill level, motivation, sense of purpose and belonging.

Who Does It?

Civiterra* is a non profit social enterprise with each project being run as a joint venture with the local community. However, the core team are all seasoned corporate executives and are focused on delivering the strategic vision, value optimization and operational efficiency expected in any Fortune 500 company. The difference is that the shareholders are the planet and the people not disconnected third party investors.

Our name comes from the idea of civil agriculture, based on two Latin words:
Civitas: having a common purpose and sense of community
Agri-Cultura: to tend and cherish the land

Our People

A Photo Of Justin Speake

Justin Speake

Andrew Hartley (photo)

Andrew Hartley

A Photo Of John Bowman

John Bowman

Jud Goldsmith (photo)

Jud Goldsmith

Professor Edouard Mambu Ma Khenzu (photo)

Professor Edouard Mambu ma Khenzu

Professor Vital M'Bungu Bayanama Kadivioki (photo)

Professor Vital M’Bungu Bayanama Kadivioki

Our Partners

Longevity Development (logo)
Bell Equipment (logo)
Malaysian Timber Council (logo)
Crowd Machine (logo)
Cervest (logo)

Where We Do It?

Our Pilot site is in Temvo DRC where we have 7200 Hectares of former colonial rubber plantation under management. We are into a 12 year plan for this site.

Additional sites have been located in Congo, Liberia, Mexico, Solomon Islands and with partners across Africa; these will be activated once our pilot site is fully operational and ready to replicate.

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Flag of Liberia
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Rubber planting in rows for agriculture