Welcome to Basis Commodities

Our Knowledge & Experience Empowers Our Clients

With extensive knowledge in the soft commodity space including wheat, barley, canola, sorghum, corn, sugar, fodder and forage, Basis Commodities provide specialist services from commodity procurement, brokerage, consultancy, agency and insurance to logistics, trading and merchandising. With a trusted global network of clients and partners, we work with your business to provide value adding solutions.

Our Services

Grains & Animal Feed Procurement

Basis Commodities specialises in securing competitive fit for purpose raw materials for global food and feed markets as well as new and emerging niche markets including alcohol, ethanol and biodiesel production. Our knowledge, industry experience and global connections allows us to identify and provide cost-effective solutions to our clients across grains, oilseeds, niche feed and fodder.

Agribusiness Consultancy and Agency

The Basis Commodities team has worked across all parts of the agricultural supply chain including grain production, logistics, storage and handling, grain marketing, business operations, container packing, agri finance and ocean freight export. We harness this experience to provide insight, project management assistance, business development opportunities and market access across our global network.

Ocean Freight and Marine Insurance

Our knowledge of and network within the ocean freight and insurance sectors provides clients with efficient, time saving and cost-effective export opportunities. This coupled with our local networks of grain suppliers, we can facilitate the entire process from procurement to delivery at final destination.

Global Grain Trading and Merchandising

With over 60 years combined knowledge and experience gained working across the agricultural supply chain for companies large and small, the Basis Commodities team empowers clients with tried and trusted approaches to harnessing global grain trading, broking, merchandising and opportunities.

Basis Commodities Values Bubbles Vert

"In 2018 Basis Commodities and BALCO Australia formed an association to promote and market Australian Fodder into the Middle East and Africa. Rob Lawson CEO of BALCO Australia commented: “We wanted to place ourselves with the right partners who value our quality advantages, so we needed a regional expert to set us on the right track.”

Rob Lawson

CEO - Balco Australia

"We have found Basis Commodities to be a collaborative partner that has worked with us on developing new trading opportunities and providing creative solutions around procurement that have had a positive impact for our business."

Amir Abdul Latif

CEO - Invictus Trading FZE

"We engaged Basis Commodities to review our supply chain for imported white maize and make improvement recommendations. From the outset Basis Commodities took a hands-on approach to the project. The team provided valuable raw material and next best alternative analysis which helped us to save on our supply chain costs as well as providing assistance in securing delivery of maize from Tanzania to Rwanda during a critical supply period."

Amar Ali

CEO - Africa Improved Foods, Kigali, Rwanda

"Basis Commodities has worked with the Five Star group since their foundation. They are a trusted part of the procurement team. They have always been conscientious in their work, considered in their advice and have helped us to manage grain price volatility and our supply program effectively over the last three years."

Mahmoud El Shorbaghi

Chairman - Five Star Flour Mills, Egypt

"We engaged Basis Commodities to review our supply chain from Australia and identify and implement opportunities for improving our procurement task. Not only did they work with us on restructuring our approach to suppliers, they have also taken an effective role in helping us to develop new ways of managing the risk associated with the supply of raw materials."

Edward Hamod

General Manager - National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing, Abu Dhabi

"We found our partnership with Basis Commodities to be fruitful on a number of different levels. Apart from giving us valuable insight into developing an effective international marketing strategy, Basis Commodities also offered advice to ensure successful implementation and guided us through the diverse risk management aspects associated with expanding a business globally. They also assisted us through a challenging strategic options process in which they had to delicately manage diverse views and cultural differences."

John Murray

Former CEO - Emerald Grain