TRADE IN SPACE
Trade in Space support agricultural supply chains to meet their deforestation-free commitments by combining the global reach of satellite data and blockchain traceability.
WHO WE ARE
Trade in Space believe in enabling agricultural supply chains to be more ethical, sustainable and accessible using the most innovative space and blockchain technologies. We work with our clients to help them achieve the corporate sustainability policies.
We monitor deforestation, land use change, carbon and climate change which is important to the production and trade of coffee and cacao and other commodities. Our tools are modular, meaning we create bespoke solutions to provide our clients with the information they need to manage sustainability in their supply chains. By generating transactional intelligence for the supply chain we reduce friction in global trade and certify the sustainability of agriculture, and help our clients meet their commitments to the EU Deforestation Regulation.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Remotely Monitor DeforestationTrade in Space helps organisations create and enact their due diligence obligations toward EUDR and other ESG policies.
Continued Market AccessTrade in Space provides valuable insights based on geospatial datasets covering farm assets and their environments, such as deforestation, carbon, land use and more. These insights can help shape sustainability policies and maintain market access.
Preparing for Climate Change LegislationEU have recently passed their deforestation legislation (EUDR), with the UK and others soon to follow. We monitor the emerging legislative landscape surrounding climate change and sustainability passporting, and provides clients with support to meet their commitments.
The Right Tools for the JobOur toolkit includes digitrak a mobile app to collect and integrate ground-truthed data into Sustainimaps, where it’s analysed to your sustainability standards.
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OUR PRODUCT: Digitrak
Trade in Space developed digitrak to make data collection in the field easier! Available on Android, use Digitrak to collect and report data from the field either you can collect data as text strings or as geolocation tags which you can upload later when you have access to the internet.
Key features of the app include a light-weight communication protocol – upload is only a few 10s of kb. A barcode and QR code scanner to enable recognition of unique assets. And a location feature to enable you to upload field shapes and boundaries directly to Sustainimaps for further analysis with the rest of your team.
OUR PRODUCT: Sustainimaps
Sustainimaps is an online data delivery platform which provides access to blockchain-ready data products, such as deforestation analysis, climate change vulnerability, pest and disease risk and more. Sustainimaps is the ideal platform to monitor your supply chain for deforestation and form part of your due diligence policy.
As well as presenting an overall view of your supply chain performance, our insights dashboard brings your attention to where it’s needed. Sustainimaps can also directly email reports or provide data products as editable records. Sustainimaps can also be incorporated into existing software through standard API access.
Evidence of Smallholders Losing Access to Market
African Smallholders Lose Access to Market The EUDR legislation poses a significant challenge for smallholder farmers, particularly in Africa. It's not deforestation on their farms that's causing the problem, but rather the lack of infrastructure, connectivity, and preparedness. Even though the legislation hasn't been fully enacted, evidence suggests that purchases of African coffee from smallholder farmers are already on the decline as African coffee exporters are witnessing the repercussions as contracts for coffee sales are being awarded to better-resourced countries like Brazil. This is especially concerning for countries like Ethiopia and Uganda, where the majority of coffee farming is done by smallholders. Ethiopia, in particular, heavily relies on the European Union (EU) market for its coffee exports, with approximately 5 million families dependent on this trade. Reuters has pointed out that any disruption in market access will have significant social consequences for the country.
UKDR: Deforestation Regulation Announcement from UK
The UK has announced significant steps to combat deforestation by including palm oil, cocoa, beef, leather, and soy in new trade legislation. The announcement was made at COP28 as part of Nature Day. The laws are aimed at ensuring that products sold in the UK are not linked to illegal deforestation. This move seeks to protect natural resources and habitats, while assuring British consumers that their purchases don't contribute to deforestation.
Early EUDR Preparation
On 29th June this year when the European Union’s EU Deforestation Regulation came into force, the clock officially began counting down to the first auditable imports for compliance to the regulation.
GET A DEMO
Want to see how our apps can add value to your business by unlocking transactionable insights for your supply chain? Get in touch with us to request a demonstration of our software and we’ll reach out to discuss your needs.