AgUnity creates

AgriUT Foundation

an independent charitable entity to compliment AgUnity smartphone platform for smallholder farmers

AgUnity partner with

Virginia Tech and Egerton University

to distribute AgUnity phones to producers, traders, and retailers of African indigenous vegetables (AIVs) in Kenya

AgUnity continues deployment

of V3 blockchain based app

for 240 farmers in Jimma, Ethiopia

agunity is a
fintech innovator

agunity is a
fintech innovator

developing and deploying low cost, blockchain based technology solutions to build efficient digital supply chains, from farmer to consumer.

WHY?

1.7 billion people in the world are “unbanked”

The ‘Last Mile’ is rural, remote, with low income and in need of a path to financial inclusion. An integral part of global supply chains  and an untapped market with an enormous potential, ‘Last Mile’ communities still lack  tools for proof of identity,  trustworthy records of sale of produce and access to basic goods and services like credit, education and healthcare.

Learn how we connect farmers to cooperatives, cooperatives to commodity buyers and how we integrate financial and commercial partners, opening the doors to ‘Last Mile’ market opportunities, while nurturing local economies.

It's a win-win.

Award Winning Technology

“All AgUnity products are developed through human-centered design, have off-line capability and incorporate blockchain technology in order to increase trust, data transparency and security”

Connecting commodity buyers, service providers and development programmes with remote communities - buy, sell and support more efficiently.
Creating digital identities and collating farmer income data resulting in KYC validation and financial inclusion.
Establishing stable market systems trading based on trust and reliability with a unique model of connectivity, repeatable and scalable in different parts of the globe.
Making technology available and relevant for low digital literacy users, for the first time through the AgUnity suite of solutions.

problems we solve

problems we solve

Lack of Digital Identity

1 billion people around the world don’t have a legal form of identity. By simply providing a farmer with a viable form of identification, we unlock access to basic services, banking and credit opportunities. For financial service providers, this functionality opens the door to a previously unreachable market of 1.7B potential new clients.

Lack of Trust (in the system)

An issue that western societies may not easily relate to but easily the biggest hurdle for low income farming communities. Fortunately, this is overcome using blockchain technology. With immutable and verifiable record keeping, this system replaces paper receipts and verbal agreements and so allows participating users to build a solid foundation of trust.

Safer Money

Once smallholder farmers increase their income, being able to spend it on useful and easily accessible products is challenging in itself. With our Digital Wallet and Online Market functionalities, farmers will benefit from safer transactions and the ability to store earnings without holding cash, save money, buy tools,  assets or pay for services like education and healthcare.

Unreliable Data Systems

While NGOs and development organisations struggle with managing complex data and accessing the real impact of their projects, commodity buyers and traders often lack systems to track and manage products along supply chains with remote legs. The AgUnity platform offers a wide range of adaptability and data power to effectively respond to the challenges faced by each partner.

Digital Literacy Gap

Developing world farmers do not have the digital skills to engage with existing technologies.  AgUnity’s platform and app are designed with a participatory design method and can be used by communities with limited literacy anywhere in the world to connect with buyers and suppliers alike.

No network? No problem

When no mobile reception or data is available, users can still conduct transactions. These are stored and cached locally in the system, until the user gets access to the network.

Want to Know More? Check our solutions performance in the field.

1 billion people around the world don’t have a legal form of identity. By simply providing a farmer with a viable form of identification, we unlock access to basic services, banking and credit opportunities. For financial service providers, this functionality opens the door to a previously unreachable market of 1.7B potential new clients.

An issue that western societies may not easily relate to but easily the biggest hurdle for low income farming communities. Fortunately, this is overcome using blockchain technology. With immutable and verifiable record keeping, this system replaces paper receipts and verbal agreements and so allows participating users to build a solid foundation of trust.

Once smallholder farmers increase their income, being able to spend it on useful and easily accessible products is challenging in itself. With our Digital Wallet and Online Market functionalities, farmers will benefit from safer transactions and the ability to store earnings without holding cash, save money, buy tools,  assets or pay for services like education and healthcare.

While NGOs and development organisations struggle with managing complex data and accessing the real impact of their projects, commodity buyers and traders often lack systems to track and manage products along supply chains with remote legs. The AgUnity platform offers a wide range of adaptability and data power to effectively respond to the challenges faced by each partner.

Developing world farmers do not have the digital skills to engage with existing technologies.  AgUnity’s platform and app are designed with a participatory design method and can be used by communities with limited literacy anywhere in the world to connect with buyers and suppliers alike.

When no mobile reception or data is available, users can still conduct transactions. These are stored and cached locally in the system, until the user gets access to the network.

Want to Know More? Check our solutions performance in the field.

partner with us

Versatile solutions for all stakeholders of the food supply chain.

Raw Commodity Buyer

Access local farmers, aggregators, agribusinesses  and co-ops for a reliable, traceable and ethical source of produce.

Product and Service Providers

Join the marketplace and access a previously inaccessible pool of new customers in your region.

NGO’s, Government and Development Agencies

Connect with a tech partner who has aligned impact goals and decades of experience working with the ‘Last Mile’. Gather data and gain transparency on the impact of your programmes.

Financial Institutions

AgUnity’s transaction records chart farmer’s produce, sales and income, assist in KYC requirements; all previously unmeasurable in unreachable rural or remote areas.

Co-Ops and Farming Associations

Reach new members, ensure reliable information on produce supply, streamline member transactions and efficient co-op management through digitalisation.

agunity response

agunity response

Covid–19 virus is still threatening smallholder agribusinesses, wreaking havoc on sustainable economic growth and globalisation.

The biggest challenge? Food markets are the worst vectors for spreading viruses in farming villages. Our existing digital solutions required only a few small changes to address the need for  safe food supply during the pandemic; an AgUnity smartphone is all that is needed to carry on business as usual.

Agunity in numbers

Our global footprint in a snapshot.

9

countries
initial
target market

12

million

12

active
partnerships
tOTAL
ADDRESSABLE MARKET

530

million

20

projects
in the pipeline

328

Contracted
Cooperatives

9

commodities
Coffee, Cacao, Maize,
Seed Oil, Vanilla,
Sesame, Beans,
Cereals, Fish

8

live projects
initial
target market

30

countrIes

our partners

and what they have to say

“It has been a pleasure working with AgUnity. AgUnity’s field missions were carried out in way that exemplified human-centered design at its best as the team lived with its users (farmers), designing AgUnity’s solution together."

Nicolas Umuhizi
New Ventures Consultant
United Nations WFP

"It can help me to communicate with other farmers, and what we need to do to cooperate together. I can use this phone to track price per kilo and save much time than walking to the market. This solution would help me a lot."

Freda Ireng
Cacao farmer
Madang Cacao Company Limited

“Impressed by the strategic vision and nimble agility of the AgUnity team, especially over the last couple of months as they make monumental decisions which we believe will lead to massive social impact & great financial returns.”

Andy Lower
Founder
A Different Approach to Poverty

“It has been a pleasure working with AgUnity. AgUnity’s field missions were carried out in way that exemplified human-centered design at its best as the team lived with its users (farmers), designing AgUnity’s solution together."

Nicolas Umuhizi
New Ventures Consultant
United Nations WFP

"It can help me to communicate with other farmers, and what we need to do to cooperate together. I can use this phone to track price per kilo and save much time than walking to the market. This solution would help me a lot."

Freda Ireng
Cacao farmer
Madang Cacao Company Limited

“Impressed by the strategic vision and nimble agility of the AgUnity team, especially over the last couple of months as they make monumental decisions which we believe will lead to massive social impact & great financial returns.”

Andy Lower
Founder
A Different Approach to Poverty

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