OPTEL’s GeoTraceability offering has supported data collection and traceability projects across South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Our tools can be adapted and applied to a wide variety of supply chains in many industries including coffee, cocoa, minerals, livestock and healthcare.
Below are just a few example projects that showcase the breadth of technologies, sectors and regions we work in.
FOR PALM OIL:
SUPPLIER SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
The oil palm crop is grown by millions of smallholder
farmers, particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia, where
smallholders manage 40% of land under palm oil
Gathering Weather Data in Turkey's Hazelnut Regions
Following a request from Ferrero SpA, GeoTraceability has been gathering, processing and visualising data from 20 different weather stations in Turkey for over two years. This project aims to provide more detailed information for weather risks in Hazelnut-producing regions in Turkey.
Tracing Cocoa Beans in Ghana and Nigeria
This was a large-scale project, partnering with Ecom Agrotrade, which aimed to trace all certified and sustainable cocoa beans in Ghana and Nigeria from farm to the point of export. Over 90,000 tonnes of beans have so far been successfully traced using our technologies as part of this project.
Income & Premium Assessment for smallholder cocoa farmers in COTE D'IVOIRE
FairTrade, COSA and GeoTraceability provided a suit of technologies to gather, process, host and visualise an extensive set of information on producer incomes and premium use for more than 3,400 smallholder cocoa farmers and 21 cooperatives in Cote d’Ivoire.
Measuring BIODIVERSTIY OF COCOA FARMS in west africa
Partnering with IFC and Bioversity International, we have designed a tool which would traffic-code fields according to their risk-level of negatively impacting the level of biodiversity in their fields and the sounding ecosystem.
Tracing conflict-free minerals in the Great Lakes Region
Partnering with the Better Sourcing Program, GeoTraceability is delivering an innovative digital traceability solution for conflict-free minerals (3T and gold) in the Great Lakes Region of East Africa. Pilot programs have so far been completed in Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda.
MEASURING THE RISK OF CHILD LABOUR on cocoa farms in Ghana
Partnering with the IFC and Ergon Associates, OPTEL’s GeoTraceability helped design a system which could be used to assess the risk of child labour being present on cocoa farms in Ghana – the third largest cocoa producer in the world.
Distributing tailored farm business plans to palm fruit farmers IN SABAH, EAST MALAYSIA
Partnering with Wild Asia and Wilmar, we are implementing a system where data collected on Palm Fruit producers and their field conditions are being used to generate tailored Individual Farm Business Plans.
BUILDING PRODUCTION CAPACITIES FOR COFFEE FARMERS IN UGANDA
Partnering with the Carana Corportation, we designed a system to measure the success of interventions which aimed to support coffee farmers to increase their production capacity, and trace the products these farmers produced.