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The GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation highlights Farmforce’s work with agribusinesses in Papua New Guinea report on traceability, certification and supply chain.

GSMA Report on Farmforce Traceability, Certification and Supply Chain Visibility Solution for Papua New Guinea

GSMA Report on Farmforce Traceability, Certification and Supply Chain Visibility Solution for Papua New Guinea
Nov 2019 – GSMA – Mobile for Development highlights Farmforce’s work with agribusinesses in Papua New Guinea, finding that Farmforce users “ensure end-to-end traceability and certification” and “improve visibility in the supply chain” in a new study. Check out pages 40-42 for PNGAC (Cocoa) and Heineken’s SP Brewery case studies….

Sustainable Rice Conference 2019 at Bangkok on 1st and 2nd October at the United Nations conference center.

Farmforce at Sustainable Rice Conference 2019

Oct 2019 – Farmforce participated in the #Sustainable Rice Conference 2019 (SRP) in the fascinating city of Bangkok on 1st and 2nd October at the UN conference center. Farmforce interacted with many key stakeholders working in the rice value chain, including some existing customers. The Farmforce team explained the #SaaS-based cloud application to the participating delegates and had a fruitful interaction…

Farmforce traceability solution allows organizations to monitor crops by tracking bag to the field level on the value chain.

Farmforce traceability solution

Oct 2019 – With recent concern about adopting climate-smart practices and promoting sustainability while identifying measures for increasing food production,traceability becomes a key component in the agriculture value chain. Traceability allows organizations to monitor the value chain, adhere to various standards for quality & environment management, as well as promoting transparency, and accountability in the system…

Strike Two Summit on November 21 and 22, 2019 in Amsterdam, focusing on farm income to learn to adopt digital innovations to make the food system more transparent and safe.

Farmforce at Strike Two Summit

Oct 2019 – We are excited that Farmforce won second place in the track challenge at #StrikeTwoSummit in #Amsterdam last week. For two days Farmforce AS Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing, Pilar Castillo worked together with other leaders of innovative organizations in the food value chain to design a #traceability solution to tackle the problems related to food safety…

Farmforce leader Knot Jørstad

Farewell Knut

Aug 2019 – Yesterday we bid farewell to our visionary leader Knut Jørstad, who passed away on the 30th of August. Knut left behind a void that will be hard to fill. Farmforce was very close to Knut’s heart, he had many exciting plans for the company and the impact that it could have in transforming the food value chain…

Ethiopian agriculture is on the verge of a boom, though requires digital disruption to reach global markets.

Digital disruption in Agriculture

Jul 2019 – Ethiopian agriculture is on the verge of a boom, though requires digital disruption to reach global markets. @Farmforce AS’s Chief Strategy Officer, Laura Johnson Blair, dialoged with innovative Ethiopian and African organizations at…

Child labour in the cocoa supply chain. Farmforce has been working to try to help with this problem by providing digital traceability for over 70,000 certified cocoa farmers in Côte d'Ivoire.

Child labour in the cocoa supply chain

Jun 2019 – Good that The Washington Post, Aftenposten and other media outlets are taking up this important topic of child labour in the cocoa supply chain. One element that makes this problem harder to solve is that most cocoa buyers only have…

Myanma Awba Group Established in 1995, Awba is Myanmar’s largest manufacturer and distributor of agricultural technology with a focus on crop protection, crop nutrition and high-quality seeds.

Farmforce in Yangon, Myanmar

Jun 2019 – Farmforce is proud to have just deployed our ICT platform in Yangon, Myanmar with innovative and tech-savvy, Myanma Awba Group! Awba is leading Burmese agriculture and works directly with smallholder farmers to improve…

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate Sustainability case study report.

Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate Sustainability Report

Jun 2019 – Farmforce is thrilled to be featured as a case study in the 2017/2018 Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate Sustainability Report, published yesterday…

McKinsey's Global Sustainability Summit.

McKinsey 2019 Global Sustainability Summit in Chicago

Jun 2019 – Farmforce CEO, Anne Jorun Aas, was delighted to speak at McKinsey 2019 Global Sustainability Summit in Chicago. Each year, McKinsey convenes 200 of the world’s most influential leaders to help solve the equation of economic growth…

Norway’s Finansavisen highlights the transition to a new strategic direction.

Farmforce’s Board Chair, Grethe Viksaas, and CEO Anne Jorun Aas were featured in Norway’s Finansavisen

Jun 2019 – Farmforce’s Board Chair, Grethe Viksaas, and CEO Anne Jorun Aas were featured in Norway’s Finansavisen earlier this month. The article highlights the transition to a new strategic direction for the company and strategic priorities for Farm…

Cocoa and chocolate sourcing transparent from over 70,000 smallholder cocoa farmers in Cote d'Ivoire.

Farmforce Case Studies: Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate

Mar 2019 – Our Cocoa Solution now enables transparent sourcing from over 70,000 smallholder cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire, promoting fair sourcing relationships with farmers and cooperatives. Farmforce and @Cargill are proactively ensuring…

Welcome Anne Jorun Aas as new CEO.

Welcome Anne Jorun Aas as our new CEO!

Mar 2019 – The Farmforce organization and Board Chair Grethe Viksaas are proud to welcome Anne Jorun Aas as our new CEO! Previous CEO, Knut Joerstad, will continue to guide Farmforce AS’s strategic vision. Anne Jorun brings a wealth…

Digital financial services for smallholder farmers, agribusinesses is highlighted in International Finance Corporation.

Digital Financial Services for Agriculture

Jan 2019 – It’s published! Farmforce AS’s role in leveraging digital data to create impactful relationships between smallholder farmers, agribusinesses and financial instutitions is highlighted in IFC – International Finance Corporation’s new Digital…

The GLOBALG.A.P. SUMMIT 2018 took place from 5-7 November in Lima, Peru. This was the first time that the event is held in the Americas. The latest developments in food safety and sustainability, Good Agriculture and Aquaculture Practices, and the future of the industry were discussed.

Global G.A.P Summit 2018

Dec 2018 – Celebrating the rapid growth and maturing of the South American export agriculture industry, our CEO Knut Joerstad had the pleasure of joining the dynamic dialog at the GlobalG.A.P’s #ggsummit2018 in #Peru. Presenting on…

Farmforce with GLOBALG.A.P. - The Worldwide Standard for Good Agricultural Practices in Lima.

Farmforce with clients and partners from Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica

Dec 2018 – Following the momentum from GLOBALG.A.P. c/o FoodPLUS GmbH in Lima, Farmforce CEO Knut Joerstad and Latin America Sales Manager Juan Gabriel went to the field with clients and partners from Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica…

The agritecture innovation technology for smallholder farmers.

Farmforce as an innovation creating impact with smallholder farmers

Nov 2018 – Thank you Spore Magazine and CTA (ACP-EU) for selecting Farmforce as an innovation creating impact with smallholder farmers. We’re proud of how Clinton Foundation has leverage digital data and procurement to support…

German Tech Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC) open ecosystem for entrepreneurship and technology in Europe.

Open ecosystem for entrepreneurship in Europe

Nov 2018 – DANKE from our Farmforce AS Berlin team to the NO BULLSHIT LAB! GTEC – German Tech Entrepreneurship Center, the first private-sector, open ecosystem for entrepreneurship in Europe is unlocking the potential of entrepreneurship…

The Demo Day on the stage in Oslo at Katapult Accelerator.

Demo Day!

Nov 2018 – Hooray for Demo Day! Thanks for Katapulting our Chief Strategy Officer, Laura Johnson Blair onto the stage in Oslo to share about Farmforce’s impact on smallholder farmers through digitally transparent supply chains in Africa…

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