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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 [...]

Traceability and Pandemics

By |2020-04-17T09:22:50+12:00April 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Image Credit: Bob Boz / Shutterstock The ISO definition of traceability concerns the ability to trace the history, application and location of that which is under consideration, and for products this can include the origin of materials and parts, the processing history and the distribution and location of the product after delivery. In [...]

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 [...]

Blockchain-enabled Digital Traceability

By |2019-10-09T13:36:07+12:00October 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

During September we participated in two important forums - the 7th Pacific Tuna Forum in Port Moresby, PNG and the inaugural Strike Two Summit in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We shared our experience in seafood traceability and how blockchain technology could be used to enhance traceability. There were several takeaways from these events: Despite the hype, blockchain [...]

Pacific Women and Tech

By |2019-07-18T10:57:38+12:00July 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Last month I was fortunate to be selected as a participant to Pacific Connect’s Network Dialogue in Brisbane on Pacific Women Entrepreneurs as Technology Influencers. It brought together more than 20 women from Australia and the Pacific for 2 days to discuss, share ideas, and identify opportunities for collaboration and ongoing engagement. Participants came [...]

May 2019 Highlights

By |2019-05-30T19:43:01+12:00May 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

The beginning of May was extremely exciting for TraSeable Solutions, we took part in the “Investment Readiness and Financial Inclusion” Workshop in Nadi hosted by CTA and PIFON on the 8th of May and then only a few days later on the 11th sent out a shipment of fully traceable tuna with Sea Quest [...]