DiMuto, a global AgriFood Trade Solutions company, launches DiMuto Farm Management, the latest feature in its all-in-one Trade Platform. DiMuto Farm Management digitalizes smallholder farm operations and achieves upstream supply chain visibility.
The DiMuto Farm Management application connects growing, harvesting, selling, and payments for better visibility of farm operations with its three functions – Grow, Sell, and Services. Using the DiMuto Farm Management Application, smallholder farmers can easily set up their digital identity on the Farm Management mobile application and connect their operations to their buyers such as procurement teams and agronomists from larger traders and packhouses within minutes. Via an intuitive interface, farmers can simplify farm administration, storing and accessing digitalized farm records, transport, and sales information easily. Additionally, they can also obtain yield estimates, track production, and get timely reminders to manage their field.
Such farm data is then automatically populated to an aggregated web dashboard for agronomists and procurement teams to track the farm and estimated harvests, giving more accuracy to supply planning. The Farm Management also seamlessly connects to the Production Management and Trade Management features of the DiMuto Platform, allowing AgriFood companies to track the source of their AgriFood products and raw materials, down to the farm and lot that they originated from.
As an added layer of verification, all supply chain data recorded on the DiMuto Platform is also uploaded on the blockchain, ensuring immutability and trust.
With increasing demands from consumers and governments for sustainable sourcing, this down-reaching level of supply chain visibility will help AgriFood companies track and verify key sustainability metrics. For instance, AgriFood procurement teams are now able to track measures such as the farmer that grew the food, the number of approved fertilizers, and water being used for the products that they purchased – enabling them to work more closely with farmers on the ground to ensure sustainability practices.
This is particularly important for companies to achieve supply chain sustainability, given that a McKinsey report has shown that 80 of large multi-national companies (MNCs)’ impact on air, land, water, biodiversity, and geological resources comes not from internal operations but from its supply chain, and most MNCs are struggling to assess supplier activities accurately and efficiently.
Research estimates that 70% of smallholder farmers in global Agri supply chains live below the global poverty line of $3.20 a day, amounting to over 122 million people. This is despite the fact that smallholder farmers produce a third of the world’s food.
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