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Four ways that SMART data will make your tech solutions smarter

Jessica Mullan, Senior Measurement Systems Manager
# Data # Farmers # Technology

From blockchain to big data, there are hundreds of shiny apps and software on offer...

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How tech is changing the game for younger and marginalized farmers

New apps are not only bringing vital information to small farmers, they are increasingly driving their participation in a rich digital eco-system. With the average farmer in the developing world surpassing 60 years of age, these impactful technologies help engage younger farmers in productive ways.

2019-06-27T14:10:41+00:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Three Guidelines to Reveal What’s Hiding in Your Supply Chain

Traceability is the foundation for any sustainability program. But tracing the chain of custody back to the small producer (the first mile) rarely happens. Simple technologies now demonstrate that it can be done and we can see that it has considerable value for any sustainability-oriented approach.

2019-01-10T17:02:54+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Eight Steps Towards Launching a Sustainable Coffee Sourcing Program

When well-executed, private sustainable sourcing programs can offer substantial value. Some approaches designed by firms can raise concerns about whether they offer much benefit to producers and the environment, or, they are little more than compliance checklists. However, they can also be effective in their design and execution so that they offer substantial value to both the suppliers and the firm. Our long history of successfully designing company programs and strategies has yielded useful lessons of what to do and what NOT to do in these eight key steps to sustainable sourcing.

2019-01-09T20:14:47+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |0 Comments