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Sustainability and efficiency in the agriculture industry

Extensive farming and new technologies have accounted for increased food production over the last decades. But there are potential negative impacts on the environment. A number of challenges are facing the agriculture industry such as rising water deficits, soil fertility exhaustion, migration to cities and declining agricultural yields. Sustainable agriculture can be considered the key solution, but with millions of smallholder farmers in some commodities, creating a sustainable agriculture supply chain can be a daunting task.

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Insight into complex supply chains

ChainPoint offers software that enables companies to create sustainable agricultural supply chains. In order to manage and measure complex agriculture supply chains, advanced web based and mobile technology is vital as this is the only way of connecting the entire supply chain. A centralized, multi-stakeholder database collects all data for a supply chain and stores it in one place, enabling advanced analytics and KPI-reporting.

Challenges in sustainable agricultural supply chains

  • Availability of raw materials
  • Improving quality and yield
  • Connecting with smallholder farmers
  • Reducing inefficient pre- and post-harvest farming practices
  • Measuring results of improvement projects
  • Improving smallholder farmers’ livelihoods
  • Traceability

Use cases

RTRS: checking sustainability throughout the chain

The RTRS Trading Platform facilitates producers and buyers of RTRS Certified Material.

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3S Sustainable Cashew Supply Chain

A consortium of leading actors in the cashew sector has developed and launched a Management Information System: Securing Sustainable Supply (3S, pronounced as Triple S), to collectively improve the cashew supply chain.

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Act now.

ChainPoint has extensive experience with connecting agriculture supply chains for many commodities. If you want to know what we can do for you: please contact us now!