Accelerating the agriculture development economy with sustainable tokenomics
The AgriUT Foundation is an independent, not for profit entity with the vision for a transparent and fair global ecosystem where positive social and environmental impact projects benefit from digital inclusion and have direct access to resources needed to build sustainable solutions to solving some of the most challenging issues our world faces today.
In July 2021 the Foundation created the AgriUT token which the public, consumers and corporations alike can acquire for 1c and donate directly to smallholderfarmers in poverty and distress, in real time with no fees. A global first in itself. The smallholder farmers can then use the token for goods (i.e farming equipment) and services (i.e crop insurance) through their co-op and the Foundation builds cash reserves to invest in approved impact investments, be that a water filtration system, solar lighting and in time a new school, road or medical facility.
We are on a mission to change the world of small holder agriculture through smart technology and community focused solutions.
How? By bringing direct support to today’s excluded communities, while building tomorrow’s sustainable last mile economy through building a financial operating system for sustainable development.
AgriUT aims to address the impacts of digital and financial exclusion on last mile communities by creating a global, peer-to-peer non-cash payment ecosystem that connects benefactors, communities, markets, investments and sustainable development opportunities with last mile farmers.
Our long-term vision is to be the financial operating system for sustainable development.
THE STORY OF FARMERS
Smallholder farmers worldwide face a number of challenges.
They lack income diversity and are often dependent on the income derived from a single crop.
They experience poor economic geography including small market size and large distances between internal and export markets.
Their agricultural environment is degrading with poor soil quality, pests and crop disease all acting to reduce yields.
Climate change brings extreme weather conditions of drought and flood affecting crop viability. A lack of suitable infrastructure such as financial services, technology services, transport and processing facilities limit progress. International price volatility of produce severely impacts farmers. The many and varied challenges they face result in a precarious existence.
THE AGRIUT ECOSYSTEM
Economies are complex ecosystems with a multitude of participants, goods and services, challenges, restrictions, opportunities and external forces.
Point solutions to the many challenges faced by last mile economies are unlikely to succeed in creating a flourishing community as they fail to consider the ecosystem as a whole and, at best, may solve for one issue while inadvertently exacerbating others.
AgriUT adopts a systems thinking approach to consider the entire last mile community economy and how a digital platform of trust can incentive positive behaviour and promote social and financial inclusion to bring about economic prosperity for neglected communities.
AgriUT supports the “triple bottom line” of sustainable development - economic, social and environmental prosperity.
AgriUT Foundation (Non-Profit)
Defines and promotes the AgriUT ecosystem for the benefit of remote farmers communities.
Delivers last mile technology solutions to farmers by deploying smartphone technology supporting the AgriUT ecosystem.
Manages the supply of tokens that are used by AgriUT benefactors.
promotes a decentralised and interconnected approach to economic development for remote communities to enable economic self-determination. Where the larger, country-based economy has excluded last mile communities, the AgUnity micro-economy platform enables these communities to build their own local economy.
allows the individual challenges faced by specific communities to be addresses by matching the correct suppliers to meet the specific demands and through the flexibility of customisation. Innovation is a necessary part of economic development and local innovation contributes to the specific needs of local communities. AgUnity "hackathons" provide local innovators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to integrate their specific knowledge and experience in creating technology that addresses unique challenges.
The AgUnity modern technology platform allows farmers to connect with agricultural suppliers, financial service suppliers, buyers, other service providers and donors to transact in a safe and trustworthy manner. It brings international markets and remote farmers together and provides economic opportunity to last mile communities.
The AgUnity platform is composed of
AgriUT pursues the environmentally sound and sustainable economic prosperity of last mile communities worldwide while respecting cultural connections to land and agriculture by:
AgriUT started life as a reward token to foster connectivity from consumer to producer and to immediately start farmers toward economic prosperity through the digital power of an AgUnity smart phone and platform.
Consumers and organisations can ignite the sustainable economic processes with the initial farmer reward.
Agriwards has delivered 403,000 reward tokens to 168 farmers, of which 23 farmers have reached the maximum amount. Congratulations to our early adopters who have directly enabled digital inclusion for these farmers as they now own their phone.
However, the potential is much more than rewards alone.
The AgriUT and AgUnity platform combined offer last mile communities:
The AgUnity platform and AgriUT also offers:
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