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Pacific ICT innovator and exporter connect to improve value chain performance

By |2020-04-21T20:47:38+12:00April 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Digitalisation A regional networking event organised by CTA in Tonga resulted in a business relationship between two Fijian agro-based enterprises that has exciting prospects for Pacific Island value chains and nutrition. The networking event in December 2018, which was initiated under the project ‘Promoting nutritious food systems in the Pacific Islands’, aimed to [...]

TraSeable Farms and Fiji’s Food Security Challenges

By |2020-04-14T11:48:27+12:00April 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

The recent quarantine of the greater Lautoka City area coupled with the economic downturn, in particular the tourism industry, has caught many families by surprise. Without a regular source of income many families are in a difficult situation and are concerned about where their next meal will come from. Online forums for local agriculture [...]

Digital Transformation: A win-win for the fisheries industry

By |2020-04-10T15:36:45+12:00April 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted life as we know it and the economic impacts of it are expected to be just as severe, if not worse. Fiji has not been insulated from this impact with key sectors affected, including the fisheries industry. This situation compounds the challenges already facing Fiji’s fisheries industry - [...]

A Global Standard for Interoperable Seafood Traceability Systems

By |2020-03-24T20:45:41+12:00March 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Social Marketing – a history Along Canada's eastern coast, the Grand Banks were once considered so full of fish that early English explorers had difficulty rowing their boats to shore due to their paddles constantly hitting fish. This seemingly endless supply of fish resulted in one of the greatest fisheries of its time with [...]

TraSeable’s blockchain-based traceability technology overcomes challenges in the Pacific

By |2020-01-23T11:01:17+12:00January 23rd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

In the Pacific, adoption of seafood traceability technology faces hurdles at multiple stages of the supply chain. Records frequently start on paper, which can be lost or damaged. Internet coverage is often spotty. Tags with QR codes have to be durable in harsh ocean conditions. Customs and habits are hard to change. And by [...]

Blockchain Potential in the Pacific Islands (Part 1 of 2)

By |2019-11-26T00:35:39+13:00November 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

  This piece was written by TraSeable Founder, Kenneth Katafono, and first published by the International Center for Democratic Partnerships here – https://www.icdp.com.au/2019/11/25/blockchain-potential-in-the-pacific-islands/ Thinking of the Pacific often conjures up images of an idyllic tropical paradise with happy, smiling people in laid-back settings where time almost stands still. So, it may be surprising to some [...]

Pacific innovators win awards to scale-up their ICT tools for improving nutrition and value chain development

By |2019-01-27T09:57:12+12:00January 27th, 2019|

Three teams of ICT innovators from Fiji and the Solomon Islands were each awarded €5,000 Euros after being declared winners of the CTA/IFAD/Pacific 2018 Innov4AgPacific Agri-Hack Competition that was held in the Kingdom of Tonga. […]

Blockchain’s Movable Feast: How The Tech Is Changing Food Supply Chains – Forbes Online

By |2019-01-26T13:25:35+12:00January 8th, 2019|

The abstract world of blockchain gets a whole lot more accessible as soon as you start talking about food and Food Supply Chains. All of a sudden, dizzying concepts like consensus mechanisms, hash rates and cryptography melt away, and what you’re left with is a nice juicy steak, cooked medium-rare. There is no bitcoin, ethereum [...]

Pioneering Blockchain Technology in the Pacific

By |2019-03-13T13:57:10+12:00December 17th, 2018|Tags: |

TraSeable Solutions Pte Ltd was founded in Fiji in 2017 by my wife, Shaunalee and I based on what we perceived as a growing need in the fisheries sector that was not being met. We both had fisheries experience behind us – Shaunalee having worked for Samoa’s Fisheries division and myself with the Pacific Islands Forum [...]

The Blue Economy and Traceability

By |2019-01-23T16:44:04+12:00February 19th, 2018|Tags: , |

What is the Blue Economy? According to the World Bank, Blue Economy is the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem health. For a more bare-bones definition, the Blue Economy or Blue Growth as it is also known, can be thought of as any economic activity in [...]