Updated: Jul 15, 2021
IFC is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, advances economic development and improves the lives of people by encouraging the growth of the private sector in developing countries.
The global institution invited retailers, manufacturers and other players in the food industry with an interest in food safety to join its 9th International Food Safety Forum on May 11 – 12, 2021 virtually.
The theme of this year's forum, From Farm to Table – Building Resilient Food Systems, will highlight how investments in food safety and the fostering of a food safety culture can unlock business opportunities and enhance financial performance.
Dr Noel Akpata was invited to pitch the OneAgrix blockchain based food traceability platform at the event which emerged top 3 amongst solutions submitted to the IFC.
OneAgrix is the world’s first B2B e-commerce marketplace for agricultural and halal food. Through our digital platform, we integrate sustainability into an end-to-end supply chain, seamlessly connecting buyers and suppliers in a singular customer journey and creating one ecosystem that serves the world's Muslims as well as health-conscious consumers.
Notable Mentions In:
World Economic Forum's Blockchain Deployment Toolkit as a Supply-chain use case and Ecosystem builder.
Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the OIC (COMCEC) as a potential project for Evaluation and implementation for establishing an OIC-wide food provenance system. Cited alongside Cargill & Kerry Group.
Official-partnership with International Trade Centre UN/WTO, Geneva to empower cross-border trade of Agricultural and food products in the African continent and emerging countries.