Challenge

DCSL GuideSmiths were asked to rapidly build prototype applications to provide farmers the tools they need to streamline the agricultural supply chain.

Solution

The business proposition was that if ground truth events on farms (animal births, planting plans, feed, medicine, fertiliser, weed killers, etc.) could be captured and made available to downstream customers (food processors, retail supermarkets) in an audited, validated manner, about one third of the value currently lost in data handovers would be reclaimed. A blockchain solution was built and embedded into existing farm management apps, integrated into a multi-party open marketplace and further downstream to loyalty apps for supermarket customers. The apps were created specifically for smartphones and included farm dashboards and voice activated controls.

Paul Worthington, CXO Consultant at Wheatsheef, comments “I have worked with many software development companies, but what made DCSL GuideSmiths different wasn’t their technical ability, that was a given, but their engagement and enthusiasm. From the very first meeting the team seemed genuinely excited and intrigued by the problem. They adopted a human approach and didn’t become obsessed by ‘the process”, they challenged our ideas, expressed opinions but not in an overbearing way and they delivered!”

Tech

React Native smartphone applications deployed to AWS with Node.js and containerised in Docker.

They adopted a human approach and didn’t become obsessed by ‘the process”, they challenged our ideas, expressed opinions but not in an overbearing way and they delivered!

Paul Worthington, CXO Consultant, Wheatsheaf