Webinar: October 26, 2021, 8am-10am (EDT). Register (for free) here.
Traceability. Transparency. Trust.
Food systems built on these principles generally are known to attract higher price premiums by increasing consumer confidence and value for the products. This creates income earning opportunities for producers and upgrades the quality of agri-food value chains. Blockchain technology is heralded for its ability to improve traceability, trust, and trust in agri-food value chains. What is lesser known is whether it is a viable technology for those value chains that originate in last-mile agricultural communities.
This webinar explores the contexts in which blockchain offers real solutions to strengthening value chains and its potential for creating social impact, like improved food security or engaging youth in agriculture. For the optimist and the skeptic, this two-hour webinar aims to discard the trendiness of the emerging technology and take a pragmatic view of the opportunities to use blockchain to strengthen last-mile agriculture.
Webinar Host – Ralph Hall, Virginia Tech
Technology Panel: 8am – 9am (ETD)
- David Davis, CEO, AgUnity
- Keith Nielsen, Director, AgriUT Foundation
- Mary Nderitu, Trans-Africa Agribusiness Solutions
- Jessica Agnew, Assistant Director, CIRED, Virginia Tech
Views from the Field Panel: 9am – 10am (ETD)
- Bill Lay, Founding Director, Kenya Private Sector Alliance
- Nurvitria Kristofikova, Program Director, AgUnity
- Joseph Mwangi, Lecturer, Egerton University
- Jemima Ikalakala M’mayi, Coordinator, New Vision