Leading brewer - Anheuser-Busch InBev aims to bring transparency in the cassava value chain in Africa. Last year, the brewer teamed up with BanQu for a pilot project that enables a secure, immutable platform and creates economic opportunities for small-scale farmers in Zambia. The solution was used to connect 2,000 Zambian farmers to the mobile platform as they harvest and sell a projected 2,000 tonnes of cassava, producing a high-quality starch used in beer - by the end of Zambia's growing season in August.
The technology enables Anheuser-Busch InBev's local business, Zambian Breweries, to track its product at every step of the way through built-in geo-location tags on all transactions along with farmer identity profiles.
Zambian Breweries sees the potential for the solution to be used as their full time buying platform.
Find out more about new technology innovations in Africa’s cassava markets at CMT’s 4th Cassava & Starch Africa on 22-23 May, 2019 in Accra.