Cantera Partners provides a range of services to our non-profit and for-profit partners. To our non-profit partners we provide commercial services such as food aid monetization for which our partners may lack in-house capacity. We support our partners in forming joint ventures and public-private sector partnerships in emerging markets. Focused heavily in agriculture and agribusiness, Cantera recognizes that traditional technical assistance must be matched with for-profit, value-added economic activity higher in the value chain in order to achieve sustainability and long term economic growth.
A majority owned subsidiary of the Omaha, Nebraska based Burlington Capital Group, Cantera staff and associates have deep experience in agribusiness and management of agricultural enterprises, international trade and finance, and agricultural development. Cantera's team is experienced in working with US Government programs such as Food for Progress, Food for Education, Food For Peace and PL 480 Title II. Our leadership has extensive years of service in USDA, USAID, and the Department of State.
Shelter For Life (SFL) has had the opportunity of working with Cantera Partners in a number of occasions in Asia and Africa. The staff and the leadership of Cantera Partners are courteous, professional and methodical in their work and partnerships. We have been pleased in our partnership with Cantera Partners. Based on our previous positive working experience we have signed additional partnership agreements and plan to work together in the future. The staff and leadership of Cantera Partners command my highest respect.
Mustafa Omar, Executive Director, Shelter For Life International
ACDI/VOCA worked with Cantera Partners as our agent on a complex monetization. They developed a strategy to maximize proceeds and stayed solution oriented despite changing market conditions. Cantera handled every step of the monetization process -- engaging with the markets, banks, as well as the donor -- and maintained regular communication with me throughout the process. The experience and Cantera’s professionalism were excellent and I would welcome the opportunity to work with them again.
Colleen Scott, Director, Project Management ACDI/VOCA