20/20 Development Co.
Redmond, WA USA
425-882-2793
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 "Helping Businesses Achieve                Their Greatest Potential"         
20/20 Development Company is a entrepreneurial and global network of consultants
dedicated to utilizing commercial skills and markets
to enhance development around the world.

"We believe in the visible hand of assistance to support companies and individuals overcome hurdles that prevent them from achieving success"

Jim Krigbaum, Founder 20/20DC 1997


Established in 1997 to provide market development services for companies expanding their businesses beyond their local markets 20/20DC has grown in services offered, companies represented and geographic regions. We cover a wide range of products and services for companies looking to expand their sales around the world.  Our track record is well documented in the success of our clients with details and case studies found throughout this website. With global affiliates and consultants in nine countries 2020DC has local experts in the EU, North Africa, The America's and Asia.  20/20DC affiliates have expertise in products ranging from meat and fruit processing to ITC and garments.


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20/20DC has established itself as a global leader in business consulting for agriculture with emphasis on value added products which fill a market niche.  20/20DC is driven by a keen entrepreneurial eye for capitalizing upon niche markets that engage producers to produce and market products that they have a competitive or comparative advantage in the market.  Our Team Members are proven businessmen and businesswomen who have proven themselves as visionaries and leaders in global food production and trade.


20/20DC is an evangelist of the philosophy that proclaims that to sustainably improve emerging economies, it is necessary to develop businesses that are viable throughout the supply chain and that will provide profit opportunities at all levels.  20/20DC understands that the visible hand of assistance to individuals and corporations is often required to overcome hurdles, roadblocks and bottlenecks that are numerous in developing economies. 20/20 Development Company consultants have worked around the world to integrate businesses with the public and NGO sector to leverage resources, promote sustainable ideas, and accomplish mutual objectives.

Examples of 20/20DC efforts in cooperation with our clients:

Quinoa – Peru and Bolivia -  “discovery” and multiplication of Pasankalla (red) quinoa a near extinct mutant variety to a global presence.  Red quinoa went from a few kilos of product identified as an opportunity by 20/20DC in 2000 to global presence and millions of dollars of trade, thus giving birth to a new opportunity on the Altiplano of Peru and Bolivia.  The introduction of red quinoa helped increase the marketability and visibility of all quinoa globally.  Exports from Peru and Bolivia of quinoa now exceed $100 million USD.  The export of this indigenous grain has provided communities in the challenging agricultural environment of the Altiplano are of Peru and Bolivia to a cash income allowing them to secure health care, education, community infrastructure and diversify their diet. 

 

Sesame – Paraguay – working with buyers from Japan and producers in Paraguay the 20/20DC team and our clients at USAID Paraguay helped drive the introduction of new seed varieties in Paraguay that meet the demand of the Japanese market.  Before the introduction of the new seed were less than $4 million USD (2002) and with the introduction of the new seed and market linkages developed under this program the 2013 exports from Paraguay to Japan exceeded $28 million USD. 

 

Stevia – Paraguay – in 2004 the Paraguayan government requested USAID support in getting stevia GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) approved by the FDA.  Jim Krigbaum and a team from USAID Paraguay and 20/20DC's Japan office prepared a report instrumental in stevia securing GRAS status.  In addition to the report Mr. Krigbaum was instrumental in getting Cargill and others from the private sector involved with the stevia industry.  Stevia is now an industry approaching $1 billion USD in sales and growing at near 10%.

 

Ethiopian chickpeas – for the past several years 20//20DC has been involved with the Ethiopian Chickpea industry and has been instrumental in several market linkage and business development areas.  20/20DC, without involvement from the aid industry, is now assisting a leading Ethiopian chickpea processor in the development of a high protein roasted chickpea snack which will have a wide market across Africa as an excellent product for school children, being both tasty and healthy.

 

Ethiopian honey –20/20DC was instrumental in the business development of the Ethiopian honey industry.  Through integrating the private sector with USAID and other development agencies 20/20DC was able to orchestrate the involvement of Parodi Apicultura into the Ethiopian honey industry with a joint venture between Parodi and Zembaba produces cooperative with the support of USAID.  When fully operational this facilities and supplier network will be in a position to export $6 million USD of Ethiopian honey to buyers across the globe, thus providing a cash income and more efficient technology for locally consumed honey as well.  Jim is now working with Parodi and the development industry to duplicate this program in other African countries including Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania. 


Mongolian Blueberries – working on a program to expand Mongolian horse meat exports to Japan 20/20DC identified the potential for a blueberry export industry after finding Mongolian blueberry jam on the shelves in Ulaanbaatar.  20/20DC then activated his network in Japan to bring Japanese buyers to Mongolia. Working with the private sector and USAID the program was able to teach Mongolian nomadic families to produce Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) jam exported to the Japanese market.


Republic of Georgian Wine – when political issues halted Georgian Republic exports to the Russia USAID called upon the services of Mr. Krigbaum and 20/20DC to assist the Georgians to develop alternative markets in Europe and the USA.  While not being a wine expert Mr. Krigbaum was able to identify not only the challenges and opportunities but to structure efforts which resulted in Georgian wine being sold in non-traditional markets for Georgian wines including Whole Foods Markets and numerous high-end wine shops across the country.  This was accomplished in part by the strength of understanding how to generate demand and to involve the private sector at all stages of the effort.