It is with great excitement that I have joined the team at AgUnity in bringing trust to the world’s poorest farmers and helping them lift themselves out of poverty.
What began as a dinner conversation on solving the ocean plastic crisis lead me down a path that I always envisioned I would undertake. Using photography to tell the stories of those who can not. Small holder farmers have long been a marginalised group in society, disproportionately making up the world’s poor despite producing 70% of the world’s food.
AgUnity, using modern block chain technology, has found a way to solve the previously unaddressed problem of trust in small holder farming which has stunted the ability of farmers to empower themselves through their livelihoods. Operating 16 projects in 12 countries and supported by major NGO’s such as UNICEF, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Food Programme amongst others, the goal is to simple; improve the lives of a billion of the world’s poorest farmers.
I am proud to be working with like minded humans making meaningful change to the world around us, with hopes for a sustainable and equitable future for humankind.
The following photos were taken in East Nusa Tenggara and showcase subsistence living (seaweed farming) which also involves the extensive use of child labour. More on this to come.