Dimitra partners with OMA to improve blockchain offering in East Africa

Farmers in Kenya would have access to Dimitra’s tech stack to enhance avocado production.

Dimitra partners with  OMA to improve blockchain offering in East Africa
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Dimitra, a Blockchain-based agricultural technology company, has partnered with One Million Avocados (OMA) — an African-focused company utilizing blockchain to simplify avocado production — to democratize access to sustainable farming practices in Kenya. 

The details 

  • OMA will leverage Dimitra’s tech stack which includes blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, drone imagery, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and genomics to improve its blockchain offerings to avocado farmers in Kenya.  
  • According to the Dimitra’s statement, the partnership will see its blockchain-based flagship product, connected farmer, available in Swahili to further improve access to its functions. 

Key quote 

  • Jon Trask, CEO of Dimitra commented: 
“We are proud to be working alongside OMA to empower farmers across East Africa. We look forward to providing them with the tools and support they need to succeed in the avocado industry, an industry worth more than $140 million annually.” 
  • CEO and founder of One Million Avocados, Akayru Kevin Dylan Nyakaru, said: 
“Working with Dimitra and utilizing its...tech stack ensures we are bringing the best technologies to the farmers and stakeholders who need [them] most. Through these emerging technologies, in this emerging industry, we aim to help farmers reduce their orchard management costs. All the while, we want to promote enhanced traceability and transparency in the avocados’ journey from farmer to consumer.” 

Zoom out 

  • Dimitra and One Million Avocados join a short list of companies looking to enhance the agricultural sector through blockchain-based technologies and solutions. 
  • In 2021, Mastercard partnered with blockchain-based cattle-tracing app, E Livestock Global to debut its provenance solution aimed at bringing end-to-end visibility to the cattle production value chain in Zimbabwe. 
  • In addition, decentralized protocol, Etherisc partnered with agricultural insurance company, ACRE Africa to onboard 17,000 Kenyan farmers into blockchain-based crop insurance against unfavorable weather.