Koltiva, an Indonesia-based tech start-up focused on agriculture supply chains, joins Cool Farm Alliance to boost regenerative and climate-smart farm practices for its customer base.
The Cool Farm Alliance is the science-led organization behind the widely recognized Cool Farm Tool, an online calculator that assesses the greenhouse gas, water, and biodiversity impacts of farming. Koltiva and its users will be able to use the Cool Farm Tool to help design more regenerative and climate-smart farm practices that can be Integrated Into training, coaching, and support programs.
Most rural farmers have no stable Internet connection, low to no English skills, and few with access to smartphones and laptops. Through Koltiva's FarmXtension mobile app, Koltiva enables data collection with farmers on performance Indicators (agronomic, economic, environmental, social) and connects a large farmer population that is otherwise invisible, untraceable, disengaged, and unsupported.
Koltiva wants to support the farming sector in identifying the most significant emission reduction opportunities to Increase farmer livelihoods & environmental stewardship. The synergy of Koltiva and CFT can also be used to track the performance of such programs against the previously established baseline for remote smallholder farmers. This allows for adaptive management, learning, scale-up, and replicating of such programs across multiple countries and crops.
Koltiva wants to join Cool Farm Alliance to learn and contribute to the design and scale-up of regenerative and climate-smart agriculture.
Our system for traceability & engagement involves more than half a million farmers and producers in 27 countries and 30 crops (as of 2022), mostly smallholders in the global south. We see the visibility of farmers and farm data as the first foundational step to empower farmers to be Incentivized to make climate-smart and regenerative decisions leaving them better off and more resilient
We believe that sustainability Is not a perfect end state but a never-ending journey for Improvement. We believe Cool Farm Alliance and Its members are the Ideal travel companions on this road.