Established in 1959, AGRER carries out studies and provides assistance for design and implementation of projects in the framework of international co-operation and partnership agreements.
AGRER provides services financed by the European Union, the World Bank, by specialised agencies of the United Nations, by Regional Development Banks, by public and private sectors.
In Belgium, AGRER employs a team of 25 permanent staff members including agronomists, engineers, economists and experts in logistics and management. This team is organised in operational departments which co-ordinate and supervise studies and projects implementation. Those departments are supported by the Acquisition Support Unit upstream and by the Administrative Unit downstream.
In the framework of its projects, AGRER employs about 50 experts. Additionally, the services of qualified independent experts (through a database of more than 13,000 CV), universities and research institutes can be used as required.
In May 2012, AGRER changed ownership and became part of theTYPSA Group.
AGRER's turnover for the fiscal year 2014 (January-December) amounts to € 10,72 millions.
Main fields of activities
- Agriculture and rural development
- Environment and natural resources, climate change
- Institutional support, governance and public finance
- Logistical and administrative support
- Economy and management advisory services
- Building and civil infrastructures
- Framework contracts
Agriculture and rural development
Regional development strategies; agricultural policies and sectoral studies; poverty alleviation and food security, restructuring and management of farms and agro-industries; livestock; fisheries and aquaculture; land titling and agrarian reform; decentralisation and support to local communities; rural infrastructure (including E.I.A.); hydro-agricultural development; irrigation and drainage.
Environment and natural resources, climate change
Studies on biodiversity; management plans and protected areas management plans; conservation programmes; inventories; forestry policies, development and management; population participation to conservation; sustainable management and use of natural resources; protected areas management; impact studies and environmental impact assessment; fisheries, aquaculture and coastal zone management; climate change; renewable energy
Institutional support, governance and public finance
Public aid management and support to NAO; public finance, accountancy; decentralisation, local development, civil society, non-state actors; justice and rule of law; statistics. Contribution to the strengthening, transformation or even rebuilding of institutions ; contribution to capacity development, a process whereby people, organizations and society as a whole strengthen, adapt and maintain capacity over time
Logistical and administrative support
Support to contracts management of independent experts recruited by funding agencies; support to the deployment of electoral observation missions; deputy management of international financing (project management units).
Advice in economy and management
Adjustment policies; macro-economic studies; institutional support; acquis communautaire and enlargement; enterprise restructuring and privatisation; rural diversification, tourism, craft, support to SME development; technology centres; fair trade.
Building and civil infrastructures
Roads and transports; ports and coasts; hydraulics and water - full references at www.typsa.com
AGRER is organised in operational departments that co-ordinate and supervise the acquisition and implementation of projects.
The following support services assist the operational departments :
- the Accounts and Financial Department, which ensures a permanent accounts replenishment for the running of field teams and the payment of furniture and equipment.
- The Logistics Department, in charge of travels' organisation (tickets, formalities...), vehicles acquisition, information required for the field teams. This service also organises restricted consultations on behalf of the projects.
- The Acquisition Support Department, which ensures the management of a database of more than 13,000 experts.