Solidaridad has been on the partner page for a very long time and we have been strategizing how we have create innovative and new ways to create benefit and income for smallholder farmers (cocoa, sugar cane, cotton etc.) around the world.
Both Solidaridad and ThreeFold felt a really strong bond by having values that are aligned and that create beautiful solutions to real-world problems. Jeroen (executive MD of the Solidaridad network) has become a good friend over the years and he called me a while ago and told me that he would be in Dubai to do his first in-person meeting with his oversight board in 2 years. He felt this would be a really good moment to kick-off and restart the activities between Solidaridad and ThreeFold.
We met and caught up and Jeroen invited ThreeFold to take a seat at the table of the Fair Data Inittiative.
Jeroen said: “I am happy to inform you that we are moving forward with our Fair Data initiative. As many initiatives around agri & food data exchange are currently seeing the light, it is prudent and urgent to ensure that the interests of smallholder farmers are taken into account and even put first. There is a real demand for coordination and clarity on this topic. We need you to participate and highlight the matter from your deep experience in building decentralized, distributed and decarbonized internet solutions that can deliver on the empowerment of data farming.”
Very much looking forward to this kick-off meeting in March.