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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Working with TAP compliant distribution partners
- Grouping transport and logistics
- Creating traceable and forge-free supply chains for all to access
- Agro-forestry engineering via agreement with the region of Tuscany
- Protection and maintenance of forest mass and marginal lands to absorb CO2
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.
- Only compostable packaging material is being used
- Providing natural products for those who seek the enjoyment of cooking
- Delivering on-the-go food for convenience-seekers
- Extended shelf via exclusive "Eko Packaging” process with vacuum thermo sealing
- 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
- QR code on each label
- Real time view of the farm and production facility
- Full transparency and verifiability about product origins and their sustainability
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eko Agro Group Investor