EQAsce has led an EIPagri.NRW-project named “joint effort for more animal welfare” in the past two years. In this time, farmers came up with the idea to create a cloud-platform that gives agricultural enterprises the chance to show what they did to raise animal welfare. This transparency will then lead to higher refunds in the market.
Thus, EQAsce as the lead-partner in the project cooperated with farmers, scientists and other experts of the agricultural sector and here of the production chain of pork. What has been created is a platform for raising transparency, data management and direct communication between ALL market partners along the production chain. This setup gives the chance to show an own enterprise profile and to step up from other farmers. It enables all partners to communicate directly and to exchange or order data packages. And it allows everybody on the platform to manage the incoming and saved data individually.
This platform has another special aspect: It will be a platform-cooperative. That means that everybody, who joins this cooperative, is shareholder, user and manager of the platform. This gives the chance to further develop the technical organizational tool in the future, to cope with latest technical developments and to offer new ways of marketing and earning money. A short summary of the platform is shown in this video: