“Sourcing sustainably grown cocoa from smallholder farmers is the core of our business. Farmforce gives us and our customers security and certainty in the sustainable origin of our cocoa by providing bag level traceability back to individual certified farmers. With the Farmforce platform we can digitally capture cocoa purchases from specific farmers including real time management of certified quotas to ensure that Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certified cocoa is grown to their high standards. This digital transparency allows us to differentiate our cocoa and ensure its credibility.”
Suzanne Uittenbogaard,Sustainable Value Chain Manager at Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, Farmforce client since 2017.
“Farmforce completely changed our farmer management approach. Field staff no longer come in the office to submit reports and, for the first time, we have reliable knowledge on where all their cassava comes from and can project delivery volumes. We’ve grown our smallholder sourcing by 70%.”
Yemisi Iranloye, CEO of Psaltry International, a Nigerian food-grade starch processor delivering to Heineken breweries, Farmforce client since 2016.
“You can’t do farming without Farmforce; you can’t be an effective exporter. It’s business critical to have digitization to make it all work so you can address demands from international customers.”
Jacque Njonjo, Africa Lead at IFC Food Safety Advisory
“It’s been a struggle to get banks to work with farmers, they tend to distrust if there is no credit history. Working with Farmforce enables us to create a digital financial history for each farmer, a history that the banks trust, so co-ops can start to access credit.” Dyna Kuthyola, Metrics and Development Manager at Clinton Development Initiative
“We use Farmforce’s traceability features every day. When there was an issue with marjoram MRL from the customer, we quickly went into the raw data in Farmforce to trace the product – what chemicals were applied and when. With Farmforce, in less than 15 minutes, we can see the exact situation and then figure out the root problem. It used to take hours, but now customers have confidence with our quick response supported by digital data from Farmforce” John Kibiwott, Operations Manager at Subati Herbs
“Using Farmforce isn’t just about financial gain from operational efficiencies; we’re in the business of food production and the level of integrity required is akin to mother and child. While we can calculate the cost of disruption and loss of business if there is a food safety issue, the potential loss of reputation is too huge to put a number on it. Farmforce helps us maintain the highest levels of food safety and to proactively avoid mistakes that can destroy the business.” Thomas Skaper, former Chief Operations Officer at Subati Herbs
“Farmforce gives Acceso real-time understanding of what’s happening in the field so we can make data-driven decisions based on weekly analysis throughout the season. With paper-based systems, we had to wait until a season ended to assess performance, only implementing improvements in the next season. We’re extremely pleased to partner with Farmforce and we look forward to working together across our Latin American operations on new features for the cost-competitive platform.” Eric Carroll, Associate Director at Acceso
“Using Farmforce, we hope to better support our partner producers, and consolidate technical requirements necessary for the production of high quality cocoa. The digital application will optimize our technical consulting service provided by our technicians. We already transparently engaged with our partners; Farmforce should help us strengthen our traceability capabilities and enable us to obtain new certifications very quickly.”
Julien Tisserat, Ayitika Management Team, operations in Haiti
“By digitizing our procurement process with Farmforce, we register the cashew receipt at farmer level. As we receive the crop from the farmer in jutebags, we attach a barcode and scan the bags on Farmforce so the farmer sees his delivered lot on the cell phone. We have traceability of our cashew nuts, all the way to the farmer and his land.”
Amalia Darraidou, Value Chain Manager at Anatrans (a Nuts2 company)