AgriUT Foundation Limited (AFL) is a Non-Profit Social Impact organisation that develops and delivers technology for good into the hands of these Last Mile people. The AFL works with like-minded members, corporations, and organisations that are already active in the Last Mile to foster technology-driven solutions to systemic problems; like world poverty, climate change, and inclusion (technology, finance, gender, etc.). AFL brings modern, high-impact technology into Last Mile communities to bring previously isolated farming communities into international markets, financial services, education, and health services – as well as connections to consumers in wealthy nations.
The AgriUT Foundation’s mission is to create a globally scalable, distributed and incentivized system connecting millions of international consumers to remote farmer communities through direct interactions, and in doing so, enable farmer community awareness. To this end, it will actively create a community of likeminded organisations and individuals that contribute to the AgriUT ecosystem and support the growth of smallholder farmers worldwide.
Through the sale of AgriUT tokens, the Foundation will build and maintain a pool of assets which will be invested into social impact projects or other services that serve to support smallholder farming communities and that grow the AgriUT ecosystem.
The AgriUT token is designed to facilitate and promote farmer appreciation in the form of Agriwards and to drive the economic development of smallholder farming communities around the world.
There will be a fixed supply of AgriUT minted at the token generation point with a portion of those tokens available to purchase in bundles during the pre-sale.
Tokens purchased in the pre-sale will be subject to a lockup period preventing transfer of ownership except in the form of Agriwards, which will be encourage by allowing tokens to be unlocked early for those who meet the minimum Agriwards requirements.
Chief Executive Officer
Paget has over 25 years’ experience in business development, investment and financing across the agricultural, energy and resource sectors in the MENA region, Asia and Australia. From 2012-15 Paget was a director at Sundrop Farms Australia, an innovative company operating in the food, energy and water space which developed the world’s first commercial facility utilising the sun’s solar thermal properties to desalinate sea water and grow food in arid climes.
Born in Malaysia and brought up across Asia, Paget was fortunate enough to see different cultures up close and, in particular, how they managed their land and resources. He believes that harnessing existing technologies in a smarter way as well as innovative, global first digital fintech platforms likeAgUnity can radically change the face of agriculture if implemented correctly, with the right partners and on a scale of magnitude.
Paget has an MBA (Master of Business Administration), a Graduate Certificate in Management and a certificate in Circular Economy and Sustainable Strategies from the Cambridge Judge Business School. He is a Member of AIPM (Australian Institute of Project Managers) and AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors).
Keith, Director of AgriUT Foundation, has 15+ years background in Investment Banking IT. He also delivers mission-critical global services to the highest level of expectations possible (Quantitative high-frequency trading, settlement and regulatory systems, client-facing ATM and public internet banking); and has extensive experience managing global teams of elite professionals to design, build, support, and optimise all aspects of service delivery.
Keith is also training in Trustee and Fiduciary services to facilitate comprehensive and secure life solutions for friends, family, and people he cares about.
Keith has a qualification as a Computer Control Technologist in Electronics Engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Stewart McGlashan
Dr. Stewart McGlashan, Director of AgriUT Foundation, is an experienced professional operating in a global capacity within agribusiness, food, energy, and environmental sectors. He is the past General Manager (Business Strategy) for the international think tank – the Global CCS Institute, which focuses on advocacy, knowledge sharing, and sovereign state policy, in energy security and climate change mitigation. Its members included the G20 countries and many large NGOs and extractive industries companies.
His qualifications mentioned below cover governance, engineering, business, and complex project development; and a background in energy, clean-tech, fintech, and intensive agricultural productions systems, mostly in Australia, North America, and East Asia. He has been actively involved in these sectors for over a decade as an investor, investor, and business manager.
Stewart has an MBA (Master of Business Administration) in Leadership and Doing Business in China, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering, a Diploma as a Company Director, and a Bachelor of Engineering.
Vince, Advisor on the Funding and Allocation Committee for AgriUT Foundation, is an ICT and Media Executive with 30 years of versatile senior leadership experience spanning corporate development, operations and technology. He is always looking for ways to optimise processes, services and products.
His background includes recent success in strategy consulting as well as C-suite roles at multibillion-euro global corporation, Technicolor SA (formerly Thomson SA).
Vince has a Bachelor of Engineering and a Masters in Science, Telecommunications & Information Systems.
Over 20 years of extensive international marketing experience, working across consumer electronics and FMCG, culminating in founding a thriving consulting network. Significant success in disrupting the marketplace through groundbreaking creativity and innovation.
Headquartered in the US, with offices on five continents and with offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, K&L Gates was one of the 15 Australian firms named on Australasian Lawyer's 2020 Innovative Law Firms list at the forefront of innovation.
30+ years sales, marketing and change management; 20+ years company director; 12+ years angel investor.
20+ years in project management, start-up business development and board roles.
10+ years in strategy and data analyst; expert developer of models to inform key business decisions.
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10+ years undertaking complex project management; 5+ years in impact marketing and media.
30+ years fintech leadership; 2 startup tech exits.
20+ years experience in global, core banking applications.
30+ years in grassroots development; founder large Indonesian NGO.
10+ years in ICT and sustainable development leadership.
25+ years funds management IT leadership; completing master in sustainable development.
15+ years in internationaland large-scale development programs.
AgriUT Conversations is a space where inspirational leaders meet to discuss the challenges and solutions our planet and people face today. We intend to capture these conversations to increase awareness, encourage engagement and inspired others to follow in the steps of these leaders who strive to make the world a better place.
It is with great pleasure that we bring you a digital reward Utility Token that powers sustainable development of smallholder farmers worldwide. The AgriUT utility token powers the AgUnity platform and flows between farmers, producer organisations, AgUnity and other organisations that make up the AgriUT ecosystem.
Learn more about the AgriUT Solution in our detailed whitepaper.
The AgriUT token has been created on the Celo platform using a combination of a smart contract and AgriUT APIs to govern the behaviour of the token.
As a digital reward token, AgriUT powers the transactions on the established AgUnity platform serving farming communities while the AgUnity platform is the ecosystem that gives AgriUT its utility and adoption – both supported by the Celo network.
Celo was selected as the blockchain platform of choice based on their robust technical features and close alignment to our company vision.
AgriUT utility can be applied in a multitude of situations. Imagination is the only limit. The first use is for rewarding the undervalued farmer that grew the coffee we love to drink.
A coffee company, wanting to implement a customer loyalty program based on rewarding the smallholder farmer that grew the coffee, purchases AgriUT and associates a small amount to each bag of coffee sold at the supermarket.
Once the consumer has purchased the coffee, they can scan a QR code inside the bag which displays details about the coffee origins, the farmer that grew it and the producer organisation that supports them. The consumer has the option to automatically forward the full AgriUT reward to the farmer or hold some for later rewarding.
Over time, the farmers that receive AgriUT can build up their balance and use it to make purchases on the AgUnity digital marketplace. These may include items such as an AgUnity smartphone, AgUnity subscription, home solar kit or other farming goods as they become available. It’s that simple.
As acceptance grows, AgriUT will extend its reach to include more farming communities and more coffee brands followed by other products such as chocolate, grains and beauty items.