Project-F3 features the collaboration of three established agri-food SMEs with operations in Canada and the US:
This partnership, led by PIP, will create a circular AgTech ecosystem connecting farm to factory and back to farm. A repeatable cycle data loop, supported by academia and available to agri-food businesses at both ends of the supply chain, will tie together this agricultural data management network project. The team expects the F3 platform will:
Pulse crops represent one of the final frontiers with respect to agri-food traceability and information sharing. This project team will seek to remove the barriers separating farms and downstream supply chains. Caused by a range of factors, the hurdles include challenges associated with capturing and managing complex data, human error, lack of trust and transparency, and the absence of strong data feedback loops on which meaningful analytical insights depend.
Canada’s ability to keep pace in the global agri-food sector depends on our ability to innovate. A key element of advancement is the availability of accurate, analyzed data. This, in turn, requires the means to connect farms to factories securely and in real time. The F3 project will develop and demonstrate such capacity, employing Provision’s digitized vendor management solution to connect PIP’s entire supply chain seamlessly, and with the push of a button, to Monette’s farm. PIP will be able to track, manage, sort, and differentiate among farms by location, performance, agronomic decisions, storage & shipping parameters, and verification levels (organic, natural, etc.). Introducing such capabilities to the Canadian agri-food industry will benefit the entire sector.
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