Platform helps small farmers sell their yield to large companies to meet consumer demand

From Los Angeles to New York, Portland to Seattle, the growth of the local food movement has reached critical mass. As much as the farm-to-table trend has driven the rise in popularity of farmers’ markets and local fare, you may be surprised to learn that it has not really benefitted small farmers. Yet, the work conducted by Azoti to decentralize the food supply chain through the creation of a centralized hub for transactions, seeks to overturn that sad fact.

Local Food Movement—Good Or Bad?

The discussion of the benefits on local farming started in 2008 and came to a head in 2011 when The Local Farms Food and Jobs Act, a bill that would grant $200 million to local farm programs, was passed. The introduction came at a time where the world’s population had hit 7 million. Coupled with new conversations on global warming, it shed light on the amount of food we would have to produce in order to sustain our world’s population growth. People were left to question if Malthus’s predictions on running out of food would come true.

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