Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
If you would like to send us an article, contact Margaret Stacey

Verifik8 is a digital transparency and traceability solution for any food system.

Verifik8 Tracks, Manages and Displays Social and Environmental Data on Seafood Operations

  (THAILAND, 7/10/2018)

The seafood industry has one of the most complicated supply chains in the world, with sometimes up to seven companies involved from catch to plate, each keeping records on paper in long distance locations. In fisheries, traceability is defined as the ability to track the source of seafood, the conditions under which it is farmed or caught, and the intermediaries it passes through. Improving traceability is critical to promoting sustainability in both aquaculture and wild-caught fish.

Verifik8 is a technology and market-driven solution to monitor and verify social and environmental performances in the agribusiness supply chain. Verifik8 currently focus on sustainable aquaculture and sugarcane production in Thailand, but it is looking to expand into other South-East Asian countries and into other commodities.

Verifik8 is an integrated data analytic platform to monitor and verify your supply chain.

The idea that grew in to VerifiK8 essentially sought to use smartphones as an industry-centered tool in which buyers can seek to validate their business to their customers. This way they don’t solely have to depend on an auditor to verify their business, using time and money on complex certifications. By providing the industry with the right tools, VerifiK8 can help buyers show to the world that they are doing business in an environmentally and socially sustainable way, while also fostering improvements in production practices at a low cost.

 Verifik8 helps to build trust between farmers and buyers.

The solution improves transparency and make procurements safer, while enhancing producers compliance to international sustainability standards. It reflect in secured access to market and secured livelihoods.

Verifik8 is now implementing the solution with a range of organic aquaculture shrimp farms in Thailand, with extension in Indonesia as part of the Southeast Asia Shrimp Improvement Protocol (SEASAIP).

Verifik8 currently focus on sustainable aquaculture and sugarcane production in Thailand, but it is looking to expand into other South-East Asian countries and into other commodities.

Verifik8 makes producers comply to regulatory pressure from importing markets, meet the costumers' demand for responsible sourcing and identify the environmental and social risks in its supply chain. The software connects producers and buyers through mobile-based data collection and data monitoring for visible compliance in order to build trust across the supply chain. Verifik8 ultimately allows smaller operators to compete in global supply chains without requiring expensive systems of their own.

Emmanuelle Bourgois, Verifik8 Founder & Director says: “We have both a green VerifiK8 for agriculture and a blue VerifiK8 for aquaculture. For each of these industries we identify various commodities and use experts to develop a matrix with relevant data points that need to be measured in order to evaluate environmental and social sustainability. We believe that the environmental and the social aspects mutually help each other”.  

 Emmanuelle Bourgois.

“In terms of how our technology works, we have a web-based application where each of the farmers have a profile. On this profile, the farmers upload commodity-dependent data daily during the crop season. This way, we basically monitor the production in the most user-friendly way possible. To make it even easier, we are currently developing a mobile application where farmers will input data and download information even where they don’t have mobile coverage. From the information provided to us, we develop a dashboard which is readily accessible to various supply chain stakeholders like buyers, sellers, input companies etc. In the short term, our technology cross checks and validates information, adds intelligence, and provides valuable information for both farmers and stakeholders. The cost is shared by the various stakeholders that have an interest in knowing more about the farmers and the standards they adopt”, she added.

About  Verifik8

Verifik8 is a spinoff of FairAgora Asia, a Thai company supplying affordable and easy certification in Southeast Asia. FairAgora initially helped to fund VerifiK8, now VerifiK8 is stepping into the next level and continues to build the company with customer-based development with the HATCH accelerator program.

Source: FAO/Hatch/FairAgora

[email protected]

Information of the company:
Address: 23/56 Sorachai Building, 17th Floor Soi Sukhumvit 63 Sukhumvit Rd, Klongton Nue Wattana
City: Bangkok
State/ZIP: (10110 )
Country: Thailand
E-Mail: [email protected]
More about:



Click to know how to advertise in FIS
First ASIC Verified Shrimp Enters US Market
Verifik8 Tracks, Manages and Displays Social and Environmental Data on Seafood Operations
Innovators Wanted – Own Office not Required
Red Lobster and DoorDash Expand Partnership across North America
Geneinno's Multi-Function Underwater Drone Raises over USD 100k on Kickstarter
Farmed Sea Bass and Sea Bream from Corfu Sea Farm Confirmed Sustainable
Stavis Seafoods Unveils Prince Edward Frozen Organic Mussels
World’s Largest Sustainable Tuna Fishery Launches Ethereum Blockchain
World's First Plant-Based Alternative to Raw Tuna
BlueNalu, a Pioneer in “Cellular Aquaculture,” Announces Launch
McDonald's Releases Reel It In! Sustainable Fishing Card Game
Tech Visionary Oliver Luckett Moves Into Sustainable Seafood
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Becomes First MSC Certified Hotel Group in Asia
Sealed Air to Offer Plantic™ Bio-Based Food Packaging in the United States, Canada and Mexico
MSC Welcomes A&W as a Partner in Offering Certified Sustainable Seafood
Expanding the Craft of Salmon Smoking
Lund’s Fisheries Now Offers MSC-Certified Loligo Squid to Domestic and Export Customers
LACQUA18 Announces Plenary Speakers and Farm Tours
Maxwell Chase First-of-its-Kind Packaging Solution for Extending Seafood Shelf Life
A Satisfactory Quarter for the SalMar Group
More Articles...

Fiji joins international treaty against IUU fishing
Fiji The Fiji government has agreed to sign up to a FAO treaty aiming to prevent, deter and stop illegal fishing by implementing efficient port state measures.
EU sanitary authority approves control systems for bivalve mollusks
Peru The Directorate General of Health and Food Safety of the EU has approved the audit carried out by a specialized team of that entity in the country to the production chain of live bivalve mollusks, such as scallops.
Fishing vessel detained under ILO convention
South Africa The first detention of a fishing vessel under the provisions of the International Labour Organization’s Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188), has taken place.
EU and China partner to boost ocean sustainability
European Union The EU has signed a unique ocean partnership agreement with China intended to improve the international governance of the oceans in all its aspects, including by combating illegal fishing and promoting a sustainable blue economy.
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2018 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER