ADAPT staff will advise and provide business expertise and analytical support as required. Success may well be measured as return on investment or in cash as royalties.
Proposed initiatives will carry more weight if there are identified short and long term, benefits and measurable returns.
The ADAPT Council requires a thorough evaluation at the conclusion of projects. The applicant may use experts/government officials to develop a plan or conduct the evaluation. Subject to direction from the Board, in some cases, ADAPT may contract an additional/independent evaluation.
Investments must provide a return on investment within three years acceptable for the Council to retain an interest in the initiative or there must be an exit strategy which allows for the Council to withdraw its investment.
Requirements for Investment Eligibility
Clients must provide a business plan that forecasts reasonable expectations of return on investment.
Clients must demonstrate how the investment is compatible with ADAPT’s mission to, “Help agri- entrepreneurs grow,” and the Council’s vision of, “A thriving agricultural industry that is sustainable and diverse.” Once a project is approved