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February 20, 2018

It’s hard to believe how far agricultural production has come in the last 40 years. Various sectors such as farm power and equipment, plant and animal breeding, fertilizers, animal feeding, disease control, you name it, have successfully adapted to a world where population growth and consumerism are increasing at an all-time high. However, there is one crucial part that hasn’t been able to keep up: trade.

Farmers and ranchers of the mid 1980’s rec...

February 6, 2018

Trust. Safety. Transparency. Financial Security.

We know what you’re thinking: Did the stars above align? Did I just find the partner of my dreams? While the verdict is still out on how to spot your soulmate, when it comes to finding a reliable platform for global trade the answer is clear.

Avenews-GT is an ecosystem for the trade of agricultural produce. By providing a digital trading platform based on blockchain technology, we enable agri-busine...

January 24, 2018

It’s become increasingly apparent that the idea of sustainability is here to stay. Be it climate change, air pollution, decreasing wildlife diversity, or deforestation, it’s hard to ignore the damage being done to the planet. Sustainability, the need to establish the sustainable models necessary for both the human race and planet Earth to survive, is anchored on three pillars: the economic, environmental and social. For the sake of business and g...

January 8, 2018

There is a global movement towards more sustainable agricultural practices, as transparency around the industry increases and customers are becoming more interested in buying healthy food products, that was produced, sourced, and traded in a sustainable way with environmental consciousness.

A survey conducted in Europe, the US, and Asia concludes- “52 percent of respondents said they would spend over 10 percent more on a food or beverage product t...

December 21, 2017

The global population is rising, with estimates that the demand for food will increase by 70% by 2050. Significant investment, estimated at around $80 billion annually, will be needed to meet this increased demand.

December 13, 2017

As demand grows for sustainable agricultural practices, the EU is striving to meet the necessary changes by looking towards improving the competitiveness of commodity chains through analyzing value chain implementations in agriculture.

The solutions they have suggested all involve optimization of current systems within the agricultural supply chains; linking producers to competitive markets and developing regional support systems such as farmer or...

November 26, 2017

What about your background led you to this field?

I grew up on an agricultural Kibbutz, which means that from a young age I worked on different agricultural community projects. After my military service, I traveled for 10 months through South America, and when I came back to Israel I began my bachelors degree in Law and Economics. During my degree, I realised the opportunity to create social change through ethical businesses, but I didn’t forget a...

November 20, 2017

You see them everywhere, with manicured beards, tribal tattoos and vintage garb, Hipsters have become a symbol of the millennial. A generation that considers themselves cultural connoisseurs, foodies, fashionistas, they are more open to experiences than any generation before them and more conscious of where their products are coming from. They prioritise experiences and quality over price and most importantly they were raised to be consumers with...

October 26, 2017

Avenews-GT is dedicated to supporting Rwandan coffee farmers and cooperatives. By connecting them directly to global coffee roasters we help to bring their quality product and unique story to the world.

By riding booming demand in the developed world for specialty brews, Rwanda has made premium coffee-growing a national priority and is achieving international recognition as a producer of some of the world's best coffee.

From the the rich volcanic s...

August 14, 2017

The move away from paper is not exclusive to the agriculture industry – in fact, predictions of paper offices date back to the 1970's.

While that prediction did not hold true between 1980-2000 (paper use actually doubled over these two decades), since 2000 it has been on the decline.

Limiting paper use is another key component of sustainability, and as such, is something farmers and cooperatives are both taking active steps towards.  Not only this,...

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