Introducing the Tech Agrarian Protocol

The patented Tech Agrarian Protocol – TAP – is taking words of a better future to the next stage: to an encrypted formula ensuring the translation of the highest ESG standards into operating principles for a sustainable and equitable agricultural business model. 

Defined sustainable standards.

UN sustainable development goals, CO2 footprint, ancient farming wisdom, organic standards and much more: all measurable parameters needed for a sustainable and equitable production chain are defined in every aspect from soil to shelf.

Failsafe algorithm.

The thousands of defined parameters ensuring our sustainable production are combined to an algorithm. It serves as an encrypted blueprint for our whole production chain.

Traceable operating system.

TAP steers our whole operating system from soil to shelf. By leveraging IoT technology we can monitor and ensure its application at any moment, in any place.

Farms

Production

Market places

Products

Explore our vision of TAP in action.
As an example: the journey of our delicious gnocchi from farm to fork.

Farm

Our journey starts where the potatoes are grown. A sustainable approach not only looks at creating the best conditions for potatoes to grow, but also for farmers, families, communities, and their environment to thrive.

Protection of farmers
  • Sharing profits from entire value chain through TAP
  • Farmers receive their equitable share
Brownfield requalification
  • Rebalancing natural systems
  • Creating new employment for regions
Sustainable production
  • Eliminating chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and additives
  • Minimizing soil, water, and air pollution
  • Reducing waste disposal
Bio standards
  • Certifying Bio-standards thanks to verifiability through TAP
Precision agriculture
  • IoT system transmits remote sensing data from the potato field to processing station
  • Farmers can adjust irrigation, check soil quality, monitor harvests and more
Precision agriculture
  • IoT system transmits remote sensing data from the potato field to processing station
  • Farmers can adjust irrigation, check soil quality, monitor harvests and more
Bio standards
  • Certifying Bio-standards thanks to verifiability through TAP
Sustainable production
  • Eliminating chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and additives
  • Minimizing soil, water, and air pollution
  • Reducing waste disposal
Protection of farmers
  • Sharing profits from entire value chain through TAP
  • Farmers receive their equitable share
Brownfield requalification
  • Rebalancing natural systems
  • Creating new employment for regions

Production

Once the potatoes are harvested, they journey on to our consortium, where we transform them into ready-to-eat gnocchi. Our goal is to produce in a way that distributes equitable profits and transparency to all with the help of blockchain technology, facilitated by the TAP.

Community support
  • Pooling volume by combining harvests
  • Sharing know-how and leasing of farming machinery
  • Releasing pressure on individual farms
Food security
  • All gnocchi meet Food Security Certifications, Farming Standards and Bio certification
  • Groundwork and implementation are done for farmers so they can focus on what they do best
Advanced R&D
  • R&D Teams work to create advanced technologies within the agro-industrial sector
  • Continuous development of science-based solutions
Food transformation
  • Tracing sustainability targets on production processes
  • Securing sustainable packaging
  • Embedding traceable product origins for consumers to see
Renewable energy
  • Production facilities are powered with solar power and geothermal energy
  • Surplus energy is fed to local communities
Renewable energy
  • Production facilities are powered with solar power and geothermal energy
  • Surplus energy is fed to local communities
Community support
  • Pooling volume by combining harvests
  • Sharing know-how and leasing of farming machinery
  • Releasing pressure on individual farms
Food transformation
  • Tracing sustainability targets on production processes
  • Securing sustainable packaging
  • Embedding traceable product origins for consumers to see
Food security
  • All gnocchi meet Food Security Certifications, Farming Standards and Bio certification
  • Groundwork and implementation are done for farmers so they can focus on what they do best
Advanced R&D
  • R&D Teams work to create advanced technologies within the agro-industrial sector
  • Continuous development of science-based solutions

Market places

The journey from production to the consumer is where we can create a big impact within our sustainable approach. By offsetting our carbon impact and maintaining forests in the larger ecosystem, the TAP allows us to integrate our food systems on a larger scale with no long-term detriment.

Net zero footprint
  • Everything produced via TAP is characterized by carbon neutrality
  • Footprint of goods and services from growing to producing the final product is measured and offset via managed carbon sinks
Traceable food systems
  • Working with TAP compliant distribution partners
  • Grouping transport and logistics
  • Creating traceable and forge-free supply chains for all to access
Circular economy
  • Leveraging of TAP to share profits along the chain by the time gnocchi is available for consumers to buy
  • Upcycling of waste where possible and giving back to the land through requalification
Forestry management
  • Agro-forestry engineering via agreement with the region of Tuscany
  • Protection and maintenance of forest mass and marginal lands to absorb CO2
Carbon free stamp
  • Calculation of CO2 emissions by one of the most advanced systems
  • Monitoring of the capacity of land in Tuscany to absorb CO2
  • 100% guarantee of CO2 compensation for consumers
Circular economy

- Leverage of TAP to share profits along the chain by the time gnocchi is available for consumers to buy

- Upcycling of waste where possible and giving back to the land through requalification

Carbon free stamp

- Calculation of CO2 emissions by one of the most advanced systems

- Monitoring of the capacity of land in Tuscany to absorb CO2

- 100% guarantee of CO2 compensation for consumers

Net zero footprint

- Everything produced via TAP is characterized by carbon neutrality

- Footprint of goods and services from growing to producing the final product is measured and offset via managed carbon sinks

Traceable food systems

- Working with TAP compliant distribution partners

- Grouping transport and logistics

- Creating traceable and forge-free supply chains for all to access

Forestry management

- Agro-forestry engineering via agreement with the region of Tuscany

- Protection and maintenance of forest mass and marginal lands to absorb CO2

Products

Once in the store, virtual or physical, the consumer can see the story of the gnocchi for themself. Their part in the chain is fulfilled by the traceable nature of the product and the share of profits we feed back to the farmers.

Plastic free packaging
  • Only compostable packaging material is being used
Digitally traceable
  • QR code on each label
  • Real time view of the farm and production facility
  • Full transparency and verifiability about product origins and their sustainability
Reduced food waste
  • Extended shelf via exclusive "Eko Packaging” process with vacuum thermo sealing
Equitable profit
  • TAP activates additional payment to farmers when consumer buys our gnocchi
  • Farmers get their share of the chain and TAP finally promotes a fair and equitable profit system
Ready-to-consume
  • Providing natural products for those who seek the enjoyment of cooking
  • Delivering on-the-go food for convenience-seekers
Plastic free packaging

- Only compostable packaging material is being used

Ready-to-consume

- Providing natural products for those who seek the enjoyment of cooking

- Delivering on-the-go food for convenience-seekers

Reduced food waste

- Extended shelf via exclusive "Eko Packaging” process with vacuum thermo sealing

Equitable profit

- TAP activates additional payment to farmers when consumer buys our gnocchi

- Farmers get their share of the chain and TAP finally promotes a fair and equitable profit system

Digitally traceable

- QR code on each label

- Real time view of the farm and production facility

- Full transparency and verifiability about product origins and their sustainability

It is no simple feat to reinstall a sustainable food system back to the land and people: it is the work of many bees and many hives. We facilitate this activity by building, leveraging and sharing a complex system of enablers.

Resetting our environmental footprint

Today it is impossible to eliminate the emission of CO2 from the agricultural process. Through a complex calculation of agro-forestry engineering we offset all CO2 consumed in production; thus unequivocally certifying our zero footprint.

Redevelopment of brownfield areas are foreseen for all of our farms in compliance with governing regulations. These range from repopulation of animals, to crop management of agriculture and seeding.

Our goal is to reach 100% renewably sourced electricity (geothermal, solar panels, co-generation) for industrial agricultural processes and staff housing. Where there is a surplus of renewable energy produced, this will be given to local communities for the common good.

We take protection of this natural resource seriously: from reusing water via smart greenhouses, through to naturally purifying water in breeding areas for irrigation and purifying water from industrial prior to disposal.

We will allocate 25,000 square meters of agricultural land for the production of seeds for its crops, and the same amount for the research and study of Medicinal Herbs. We do this to ensure food quality and safety, in accordance with EU regulations.

In collaboration with the Region of Tuscany we have facilitated an agreement for the maintenance of the Regional forest park. Every time our consumers buy our products they will be actively participating in the sustainability of the environment.

Protecting our social economy

Agriculture is often located in rural areas so we pay particular attention to respecting and empowering rural communities vulnerable to inequalities and interference from the larger food industry.

We strive to be fully transparent about our production. By offering consumers digital access to the life cycle management of the products they buy, we aim to reinject trust and honesty into our food systems.

We believe in the nobility and significance of farming as a profession. By putting the farmers at the heart of our model, we provide free housing, profit sharing rights, technical training and shared knowledge to our farmers; simply put, to secure living standards, job satisfaction and succession. We want to make farmers our main players, not the less favoured link in the chain.

Sourcing change through technology

We have developed a proprietary IoT system that manages drones, cameras, sensors and artificial intelligence through tailored software and communication networks: designed to optimize production, administration and management. AI algorithms will be adopted to monitor and predict critical variables such as water quality, soil condition, air temperature, humidity and adjusting irrigation; ensuring a significant impact on crop quality and quantity and the associated economic returns.

We are developing Blockchain innovation and a 24/7 channel access to allow the consumer to authenticate and certify every one of our products through a unique digital certification. All consumers should be able to know what they are eating in today’s food chain.

The absolute core of our business; a blueprint for how we rethink and rejuvenate our approach to the health of the land and our food. Through a proprietary protocol backed by numerical algorithms, we can effectively quantify compliance of every step in the food supply chain.

Agricultural solutions today are often sourced through technological assets, so we heavily invest in R&D; ranging from functional medicine to chemistry and biophysics, quantum mechanics to spectrography and physics.

We are installing a strategic communication platform built in line with the principles of TAP. As a crossmedia channel it combines thematic television (IPTV) and the interactivity of a web platform – with the purpose of providing full traceability and transparency to consumers, enhancing customer experience and driving sales. 

Leveraging valuable knowledge and partnerships

Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) is a popular acronym at the moment, but above all an essential framework to assess the sustainability of a business. We consider ourselves pretty strong on this front, but regular independent ESG ratings allow us to double check risk mitigation and operational strength, facilitated by our major shareholders ESGTI AG: ESG Investment specialists.

We are humble enough to understand that sometimes we need a little help. We are supported by the national, regional and local governments (Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio) for investment activities in the recovery of brownfields and in particular for the job creation opportunities. Our partners reach far, ranging from governmental departments, universities, industrial partners, financial investors and today’s sustainability experts.

We source investment for all of our financing, primarily provided by our parent company: Swiss ESG Investment specialists, along with governmental and green sponsored investments.

Our farmers use ancient and natural techniques which we not only intend to keep, but build upon, share and celebrate.

A significant backbone of what we do: from Food Security Certifications, to Farming Standards, Bio certification to National Quality Systems. We do the groundwork and implementation so that farmers can focus on what they do best.

“We exist to accelerate breakthrough change in food, health and energy. Eko Agro Group is the best example we have of how to invest in change from the roots up.”

ESGTI AG,
Eko Agro Group Investor