AgUnity solves the issue of trust between farmers & farming cooperatives in the developing world via a simple mobile app
TypeStartup or self-employed
FoundersDavid Davies & John Freeman
HeadquartersBundall QLD 4217, Australia
Over 2-billion smallholder farmers, fisherfolk, and their communities are the most financially and technologically excluded people on the planet. They suffer on a daily basis due to trust issues that people in developed nations solved a century ago and nowadays take for granted.
In April 2016, AgUnity commenced operations with a goal of using technology to assist the world’s most vulnerable smallholder farmers, fisherfolk and their communities. These communities face constant challenges including crop spoilage, poor planning, corruption, unreliable record-keeping, a lack of equipment and restricted market access. These farmers also have no access to any financing (e.g. microloans) allowing them to purchase better quality seeds or rent farming machinery.
Finally, these farmers have very limited access to information on modern best farming practices, or how to get the most out of their land.
Of the world’s 40% population who earn their income from agriculture, the UN estimates up to 50% of crop value is lost between harvest and sale. Poor planning, processing, storage, and transport all play significant roles in crop degradation and spoilage, and a loss of value to farmers and their communities
AgUnity first designed a digital solution that dealt with the immediate issues of a lack of trust by enabling secure, immutable peer-to-peer transactions. Progressively, we evolved beyond recording basic farm and industry records to our current AgUnity v3 App and the ‘Axsari OS’ platform.
The Axsari OS platform allows for the deployment
of the AgUnity App as well as hundreds of other applets, where Service Providers can build on top of the technology and services of our platform (a ‘Super App’ ecosystem).
This Super App ecosystem brings billions of non-digital transactions online and provides a simple, transparent way for millions of Service Providers to reach new users.
This unique approach to helping the bottom 2-billion lift themselves out of poverty has created an opportunity for AgUnity to become the world’s first impact unicorn.