David Davies, AgUnity, has taken out the national leg of the 2017 Australian Future Agro Challenge held in Walkamin on the Atherton Tablelands over the weekend, and will now contest the international competition in Turkey in 2018.
The event kicked off on Friday night with a networking event on the premises of award winning local innovators, Natural Evolution and concluded on Saturday with a pitch competition and guest speakers at the beautiful Mt Uncle Distillery.
AgUnity won with their idea to help increase incomes for the smallest farmers in developing countries via the use of blockchain technology.
“At AgUnity we have found an amazing new way to enable millions of developing world farmers to lift themselves out of poverty.
Our technology streamlines co-operative operations by putting a simple distributed cryptoledger mobile app into the hand of every small farmer” Mr Davies said.
The AgUnity mobile app, is called “AgriLedger”, and the company will work with NGO’s who fund them, to give farmers smartphones with AgriLedger pre-installed, all free for farmers.
Together with the NGO’s they will address inefficiencies and AgriLedger will become an indispensable part of the farmers daily lives.
AgUnity will transform rural communities all over the world, and in doing so it becomes the exclusive platform for directing billions of dollars of new economic growth in positive ways.