AgUnity is a global technology platform tackling the barriers to technology adoption in the last mile by providing these farmers with a smartphone and blockchain-based application solution, helping them to improve communication, access digital services, confidently transact with transparency and increase collaboration in the value chain.
Capability and features
The AgUnity app has been designed alongside the farmers who use it. The user interface utilizes geometric shapes and primary colors to make it accessible to those with low levels of literacy or digital skill, while the off-line capability means that farmers can reliably transact even when they do not have connectivity. Additionally, the proprietary operating system means that AgUnity can remotely update the app and add 3rd party digital services to the platform, which reduces the digital skill required for the user to operate the smartphone.
AgUnity is free for farmers. Revenues for AgUnity are generated from grants, third party royalties (e.g. solar lighting providers) and crop traceability data.
Progress to date
AgUnity has partnered with organizations including ADB, Fairtrade International, WFP, USAID and UNICEF to deliver this solution in eight different countries including Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Timor Leste. AgUnity has also been recognised for its innovative technology with 14 awards and prizes including the ‘Global Agripreneur of the Year’ in 2018 and Startup Avalanches global pitching competition in 2020.
In 2021, AgUnity was recognised as one of the 10 winners of the Women Enterprise Recovery Fund (WERF) for their work with women coffee farmers in Indonesia.
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