Agri-Livestock Consultants Ltd. was originally founded in 1974 and up to 2004 the Headquarters of ALC was in The Netherlands, before moving to the UK in 2005. From its inception, ALC has provided technical and commercial consulting services on a worldwide basis to the agricultural, food and rural development sectors. Since 1976, ALC has worked extensively in Eastern and Central Europe and the former USSR, as well as in all developed and developing regions of the world.
ALC has been operating in all the thirteen Central and Eastern European Countries, operating the EU Phare-funded Multi Country Veterinary Diagnosis and Control Project (MCVP) assisting with technical assistance, to up-grade government veterinary services to EU standards. In this MCVP Project, there has been particular emphasis paid to the development of modern animal identification and traceability systems, combined with veterinary surveillance and disease eradication methods.
Following from this major project, ALC has implemented animal I&R systems in Bulgaria, Lithuania, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro (initial design).
ALC is now one of the leading EU consultancy companies in the livestock, phytosanitary, veterinary and food safety sectors with particular experience in legislation, training, institutional capacity building and veterinary information systems including I&R, animal breeding and veterinary surveillance.
ALC is a member of the Cardno Consortium in the EU FWC Lot 1 – rural development and food safety – and implements a wide variety of projects in Europe and Africa; and the company also holds framework contracts in the EDES-COLEACP programme, involved in food safety in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific.