Agrotrak Awarded Finalist in the Walmart Food Safety Innovation Pipeline.
Walmart held its third Food Safety Innovation Pipeline in Shenzhen China on September 24th 2019. A total of 150 participants, including senior executives from Walmart China, representatives from Starbucks, McDonalds and Cargill, members of the Walmart Food Safety Innovation Council and Walmart Executives participating remotely from global locations, finalists, industry leaders in food and retail and media representatives attended the event.
Projects were judged based on innovation, market readiness, and whether they can increase transparency in the supply chain to improve food safety from farm to table.
Out of the sixty-five teams, Agrotrak was awarded as one of the top finalists!
Round 3 of the Innovation Pipeline focuses on supply chain insights that advance transparency and improve food safety from farm to fork. Since the WFSCC launched the request for proposals on May 30, 2019, the Innovation Pipeline received 64 proposals from domestic and overseas companies and organizations, a significant increase from previous rounds. Applicants presented a variety of solutions from across the supply chain, from AI-assisted supply chain management to next-generation cold chain logistics, to rapid testing and agricultural data platforms. cold chain temperature control, sustainable packaging, product traceability, and rapid testing.
Out of the sixty-five teams, Agrotrak was awarded as one of the top finalists! The Agrotrak platform ensures quality and transparency from farm to table through real-time tamper-proof monitoring & tracking. At the farm, LoRa sensors scan for pesticides, irrigation and fertilizer efficiency. Agrotrak’s Foodstems E-commerce marketplace, with its blockchain integration, allows for greater transparency and collaboration through cooperative purchasing. Agrotrak’s air container utilization algorithm automatically fills the container based on dimensions to maximize the utility of the space. LoRa IoT sensors track shipment data on Agrotrak’s blockchain-enabled ERP while recording the hash of the data on a blockchain for complete transparency. The last and most important stage is when the consumer scans our custom QR code on each product to check the product’s birth certificate that includes the origin details.
“The food supply chain is a complex system where a mistake anywhere can jeopardize the safety of the whole. We hope to reduce such risks by exploring new technologies in food production, logistics, retail, and last-mile delivery. Through technology, we can digitally shrink the distance between nodes of the supply chain, advance transparency, and empower consumers,” said Will Watts, senior director of the WFSCC.”