We're securing, financing, trading and growing agri-supply chains

You know your land, your business and your customer better than anyone.

At Geora, we know technology.

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You know your land, your business and your customer better than anyone.

At Geora, we know technology.

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Our Protocol

Agriculture is under pressure to be more efficient, sustainable and secure.
At Geora, we are here to lighten the load.

Geora is an Ethereum based commercial blockchain protocol designed for agriculture. Through open source technology we help our community build better solutions to trace, trade and finance agri-supply chains.

01 - About

An opportunity to build trust

Emerging technologies offer new ways to connect participants and create value through data. Using these technologies we are building more secure, efficient and liquid supply chains.

The first blockchain for agriculture

Since 2016, our team has piloted different ways blockchain can help transform agriculture through the AgriDigital blockchain program.

The Geora protocol is our commercial solution.

We provide independent digital infrastructure used by agribusinesses, financiers and technology companies across agri-supply chains globally.

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The first blockchain for agriculture

Since 2016, our team has piloted different ways blockchain can help transform agriculture through the AgriDigital blockchain program.

The Geora protocol is our commercial solution.

We provide independent digital infrastructure used by agribusinesses, financiers and technology companies across agri-supply chains globally.

02 - Features

Onboard to the Geora Protocol and start building new solutions

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    Integrate

    Integrations with devices, applications and machinery

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    Secured & Shared

    Secure and shared digital records of physical commodities

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    Open Source

    Open source library of workflows and smart contracts

03 - Partners

We're backed by industry leaders

Whether on farm, processing, trading, or financing, the Geora community is creating new value and building the future of digital agriculture.

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PNG P.I.G.S.

Livestock // Papua New Guinea

Partners // Geora, Switch Maven, Government of Papua New Guinea, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation and the United Nations International Telecommunication Union

Project //
Pigs are highly valuable assets in Papua New Guinea.

In partnership with SwitchMaven, we set out to provide farmers in the Jikawa province of Papua New Guinea with proven digital records of their pigs. Using smart contracts and simple integrations, we rolled out a mobile application and RFID tags to allow farmers to create traceable and verifiable digital records of their assets. Through these records they can access better prices at market, real time finance and other innovative solutions.

PIGS P.N.G. is phase one of a larger regional livestock initiative by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation.

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Provenance and Chain Assurance

Oats // Bordertown, South Australia

Partners // AgriDigital, CBH Group

Project //
AgriDigital and CBH Group piloted the use of blockchain to provide supply chain assurance by tracing a batch of certified organic oats from the point of delivery through to a retail customer.

Capturing and analyzing a range of data points, the pilot looked at the growing, processing and production events critical to maintaining the organic status of the oats to produce a verifiable, data backed organics certificate. This certificate and history is then attached to the packaged oats through a QR code, allowing the consumer to investigate and visualise the entire history of the physical asset.

Verifiable provenance and supply chain assurance opens up opportunities for producers to access premium markets and protects against counterfeit products.

Real Time Asset Finance

Grain // Sydney, Australia

Partners // AgriDigital, Rabobank

Project //
Rabobank and AgriDigital executed a proof of concept to demonstrate the purchase and sale of grain on a blockchain under a real time financing arrangement.

Using smart contracts to validate and execute the complexities of an inventory finance product, the proof of concept showed how blockchain can automate timely business processes and reduce the cost and error rate when making loans under an inventory finance product.

Reconciliation processes, and physical audits can be eliminated by creating an digital integrated environment, using IoT devices and sensors to monitor the physical asset and event driven smart contracts to execute loans, repayments and asset transfers.

Transaction and Payment Security

Wheat // Dubbo

Partners // AgriDigital, Fletcher International Exports

Project //
In 2016, at Fletcher International Exports in Dubbo NSW, AgriDigital executed the world’s first settlement of a physical commodity on a blockchain. Typically, payment terms in the Australian grains industry range from seven to thirty-five days, and it is these terms that pose a substantial counterparty or credit risk which to growers.

In this pilot, AgriDigital facilitated the live settlement of 23 tonnes of APW1 wheat, at the exact moment the grower made delivery of that grain to Fletcher International Export’s site in Dubbo, NSW. Matching delivery to payment allows for the complete removal of counterparty risk, as the digital commodity does not leave the farmers digital wallet until the precise moment that they are paid. The automation provided by using event driven smart contracts to execute the transaction replaces costly back office reconciliation and payment processes.

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A photo of Bridie Ohlsson

Co-founder & CEO

Bridie Ohlsson

Leading the growth and direction of Geora, Bridie is passionate about using technology to meet sustainable development goals and connect farmers with financial and digital systems globally.

Over the past three years, Bridie has navigated the intersection of blockchain and agriculture heading up external relations and the blockchain pilot program at AgriDigital.

Bridie is an active member of the Standards Australia Blockchain Technical Committee - Smart Contracts Working Group (IT-041) and is a regular speaker on blockchain at conferences globally.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts studying at both the University of Sydney and Sciences Po, Paris.

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A photo of Emma Weston

Co-founder & Chair

Emma Weston

As CEO and Co-Founder of AgriDigital, Emma's vision gave rise to Geora. As a co-founder Emma continues to guide and grow the Geora community, as well as on-boarding AgriDigital as the first customer of the Geora protocol.

Emma’s diverse career as a lawyer, agribusiness executive, start-up mentor and executive coach adds a wealth of strategic and operational experience to the Geora team. Her knowledge of industry best practice drives our innovation, ecosystem, and customer service.

In 2017, Emma was recognised as the Female Fintech Leader of the Year in Australia and was also named a Top 25 Fintech Influencer by Finder.com.au.

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A photo of George Samman

Co-founder & Technical Advisor

George Samman

Since 2012, George has worked as a blockchain and cryptocurrency investor and advisor to global financial institutions, startups, hedge funds and law firms globally.

As a technical expert on a full range of blockchain technologies. George guides the Geora protocol on product development and solution architecture.

George co-founded BTC.sx, now magnr, a bitcoin trading platform in 2013. He is also a former Wall Street Senior Portfolio Manager and Market Strategist as well as a technical analyst. George holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation.

George writes a blog on blockchain technology and use cases at sammantics.com where you can find his most recent work.

06 - Contact

Please contact us to find out more

hello@geora.io