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Blockchain in Agricultural Development Who, What, When, Where, Why and How!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 8:30 AM to noon National Union Building, 4th Fl. South Wing 918 F Street, Washington, D.C.

Since the invention of agriculture, successive agricultural revolutions have boosted the food supply. But today’s challenges go beyond growing more food for more people. They include ending the chronic poverty of farmers, improving nutrition and coping with climate change. Gender inequality, food wastage and safety, and inefficient financial systems across food supply chains demand new solutions. Blockchain, a distributed ledger technology, presents tremendous disruptive potential to transform agriculture from field to fork. Join us to explore a revolution in the making. Registration and coffee: 8:30AM-9:00AM Program: 9:00AM-11:30AM Speakers and Panelists:

  • Lee Babcock, Global Director for Agriculture, Grameen Foundation

  • Hanna Chakarji, CEO, BIX Donations

  • Rachel Alexandra Halsema, World Bank Blockchain Lab

  • Steve Hollingworth, President and CEO, Grameen Foundation

  • Paul Macek, Vice President, World Cocoa Foundation

  • Sead Muftic, CEO, BIX System Corporation

  • Heather Pfahl, Senior Socio-Economic Impact Manager, Mars (to be confirmed)

  • Joseph Thompson, CEO, AID:Tech (to be confirmed)

  • Xiaochen Zhang, President, Blockchain Frontier Group

Bring your curiosity, experience and questions. Click here to RSVP. Learn about the potential of Blockchain-based solutions to aid agricultural development in low-income countries through: digital identities, financial inclusion, transparent record-keeping, land registry, supply chain tracker, traceability, certification, and more.

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