Blockchain Powered AgUnity Named Winner of BBVA Open Talent Sustainability 2019
By Chris Semple
AgUnity, founded in 2016, promotes sustainability by helping to change the lives of the 1-billion plus smallholder farmers in the world by making access to financial services easier, more trustworthy and more accessible. The business’ smartphone and blockchain based solution helps tackle issues around trust as well as supporting basic business skills like book-keeping and farming inefficiencies.
Two pilot programmes from the start-up also showed promising results in helping farmers tripe their income by supporting equipment lending and securing trading value.
It was chosen as the winner of the 2019 BBVA Open Talent Sustainability Award by a selection of senior leaders within the bank, thanks to the potential the business has for supporting both individuals and communities and creating opportunities for people through clever use of technology.
Photo courtesy of Steven Lilley.