We have decided to start this blog as a way to communicate what our technologies at Vibe can do for the seed and grain industries and other participants of the staple food supply chain, update on our latest development and applications, and start and engage an on-going dialogue on the issues/changes faced by the industry and how we can to the best of our ability to contribute to solving those issues, in the process creating a community that care about the same things as we do to exchange ideas and hopefully make some real changes.
So let’s start with why. Why do we do what we do? At Vibe, everyone is committed to using technology to improve our food supply chain and system, and ensure food security for all. We have observed outdated industry standards and practices, lack of transparency as the industry norm, and huge food waste as a result of outdated practices and lack of actionable insights for agribusinesses. We can use technology to improve food quality & safety, reduce waste and increase profitability for agribusinesses in this competitive environment. Access to relevant information is power, without properly measuring and monitoring things it is so much harder to get better results. Our end goal is to strengthen and improve the efficiency of staple food system with technology.
We all know that with a growing population and increasingly limited natural resources, it is increasingly a challenge to feed everyone and do so well. One approach is to increase yield by better utilizing natural resources such as adopting precision agriculture and developing better stronger more resilient seeds; the other, which is getting more attention, is to reduce the 30-40% post-harvest food waste, which not only generates more food but also relieves (or at least not to puts more) pressure on mother nature. And Vibe intends to be part of the latter solution. We do so by providing solutions based on sensors and cloud-based analytical tools that can accurately and consistently inspect and measure grains in different environments with high speed, so agribusinesses always know exactly the conditions their grains are in, and take actions to control the situation the moment when problems occur.