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Impact Terra Newsletter
In this month's newsletter:
  • Sharing our sharpened mission statement
  • Golden Paddy providing advice to 1500 farmers for our new mungbean project
  • A look back on our Global Entrepreneurship Week event
  • We signed a partnership agreement with European Space Agency!
Enjoy reading!

Mission statement

Sharing our new mission statement

This month we are celebrating the one year anniversary of the launch of the Golden Paddy platform. A year in which we have learned a lot, build our platform and gained many new insights in how we can help smallholders farmers develop. Based on these learnings we had a new look on our vision and mission and we refined the statements. 

Vision: a thriving and sustainable smallholder agriculture sector

Mission: to digitally empower smallholder farmers around the world

These statements are in line what we believed before but have been rearticulated and refocused to  describe what we envision for agriculture, and how can Golden Paddy contribute to that. We look forward to 2018, working to empower ever more smallholder farmers through our platform.

Onboarding 1500 farmers to Golden Paddy

Impact Terra is sharing Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to all mungbean farmers in Myanmar

This month Impact Terra has joined the execution of a mung bean pilot of ‘Dutch Vegetable Sector Support Myanmar’.

Together with our partners we work to help farmers to certify their mung bean production and make their produce traceable. These are important prerequisites for the export to the European market.  

Our role in the project is to ensure knowledge sharing, messaging, surveying and onboarding of 1500 mung bean farmers.

Through Golden Paddy we will share Good Agricultural Practices on mung beans and send out frequent messages related to the crop cycle or on-going events like pest and flood risks.
In-app surveying and tracking user behavior on the Golden Paddy platform will provide us with insights on how mung bean farmers are using the platform. These  insights will be used to improve our services to farmers. The partners will use the insights to explore possiblities to export mung beans to European Union.

Partners in the project are:
East-West Seeds, seed breeding & marketing company
Evers Specials, Europe’s largest producer of sprouted beans
Bright Light, exporting Myanmar agri-products 
Advance Consulting, responsible for project management

This pilot is partly financed by RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency).

Read more about the mungbean project here

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017

Global Entrepreneurship Event was a big success!

Last month we hosted a workshop in our office, as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week. In an informal setting we gained a lot of insights from the discussions taking place. Insights we can use to  'bring the Agricultural Value Chain into the Digital Era'. Thank you to all participants who attended! 

Earth Observation Program

Partner of European Space Agency

We are proud to announce that we have signed a regional strategic partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA)

The partnership covers the whole South East Asia region and is a big step in the development of our Earth Observation program. Impact Terra will be a commercial partner to leverage data. We cannot speak about any specific activities as of yet, but will keep you updated about the developments!

Connecting to farmers

Now showing videos on Facebook

This month we started showing videos on the Golden Paddy Facebook.

Our team travelled to Thonegwa township to interviewed U Myo Thant, a paddy farmer. U Myo Thant shared his experience with pests at his land and talked about the general operations at his farm. Also, he shared how he uses the application: 

" I use Golden Paddy app thrice a day. In the morning as soon as I wake up, in the afternoon when I take a small break from farming and then in the night.
In the morning and night I use the application to check the weather. In the afternoon I use the app to check the market prices "
- Myo Thant

With the live videos we want to offers farmers even more options to learn about crops and agricultural practices.

Image: farmer Myo Thant and Impact Terra's Matthew
We love to hear from you, get in touch through impact@impactterra.com! 

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