Commodity Monetization Agent
Since 2000, Cantera Partners has been partnering with non-government organizations and private voluntary organizations in pursuing and executing USDA Food for Progress and USAID Food for Peace programs. Cantera Partners and its team have monetized over $345 million worth of USDA and USAID food aid commodities and over 700,000 metric tons of commodities globally.
Cantera Partners was founded in 2000 and is an affiliate of the Burlington Capital LLC, an investment management company based in Omaha, Nebraska. We have been partnering with Non-Government Organizations (“NGOs”) and Private Voluntary Organizations (“PVOs”) over the past 18 years in pursuing and executing USDA Food for Progress and USAID Food for Peace programs. Our team has assisted our partners in successfully monetizing over $275 million dollars’ worth of USDA and USAID allocated commodities all over the world. Cantera Partners has also assisted in developing over 50 commodity management strategies and monetization plans for USDA Food for Progress and USAID Food for Peace proposals for over a dozen different NGO’s and PVO’s in over 20 different countries since its inception.
Over the years, Cantera has assisted in developing over 50 commodity management strategies and monetization plans for USDA Food for Progress and USAID Food for Peace initiatives for over a dozen different NGOs and PVOs in over 20 different countries. These have been submitted to USDA and USAID as the monetization portions of proposals or as free-standing monetization plans prior to the execution of monetizations. When conducting the market analysis, Cantera will utilize desktop resources as well as travel in-country to conduct a more detailed and thorough due diligence by meeting with our NGO/PVO partners, importers, banks, US government officials, local government officials, logistic groups and others that are critical to the ultimate monetization of the commodities.
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