Grant Contract Award Notice: Blockchain Uses in Agriculture

Tender award notice

 

1. Publication of contract notice

17 January 2019 

2. Number of proposals received

59 (fifty-nine proposals) 

3. Winning applicants and budget

Organisation
Bioversity International 

Title of proposal
Blockchain Technology for Cocoa Farming of Quality and Excellence: Towards Reward, Trust, Transparency and Traceability from Farmers to Consumers 

Country of Implementation
Sierra Leone; Trinidad and Tobago; Papua New Guinea 

Budget (€)
60,000
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Organisation
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Title of proposal
TheMetrix: Using blockchain distributed systems to deploy spatial risk indicators for supply-chain management

Country of Implementation
Uganda

Budget (€)
58,823
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Organisation
Erba 96 Ltd

Title of proposal
Blockchain based vegetable traceability pilot in Trinidad

Country of Implementation
Trinidad & Tobago

Budget (€)
48,498
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Organisation

Nitidae

Title of proposal
La blockchain pour une meilleure traçabilité du cacao

Country of Implementation
Côte d’Ivoire

Budget (€)
60,000

4. Term of services

 10 months.

5. Legal basis

Guidelines of the Call for Proposals and CTA’s Procurement Procedures and Rules for Awarding Contracts are available at www.cta.int. 

Congratulations to the winners. 

CTA thanks all applicants for their interest and hope to collaborate with more organisations in the future.  

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