SXSW 2022

Lifting Farmers Out of Poverty Through Blockchain


Our session proposal is to focus on how it is possible to develop and deploy effective solutions designed specifically for low-literacy, first-time technology users in remote regions. This includes a discussion on developing a low-literacy UX backend architecture that supports low-connectivity, offline environments, and distributed ledger-technology (DLT, aka blockchain) to enable trust and transparency between two transacting parties. Through our platform, farmers will have access to high quality farming inputs from an online marketplace, share and receive education as well as check weather forecasts and produce prices. Most importantly, they can also use their secure digital identity, wallet and record of transactions and revenue to access micro-finance and other financial services.

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  1. How can blockchain technology benefit last mile communities.
  2. Why trust and transparency is a critical first step in engaging last mile communities.
  3. How to create sustainable business models for low-income users.



Miranda Jones, Grants Researcher, Agunity Pty Ltd

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Presentation
  • Track: Tech Industry
  • Track 2 Startups
  • Level: Advanced

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