Significantly increase community access to locally & humanely farmed, nutritious fruits, vegetables & meat.
Increase demand for locally farmed goods by implementing innovative logistical and supply chain business solutions.
Decrease dependency on food import while reducing cost and increasing value for residents and visitors alike.
Engaging the community through education and innovation insures local buy-in and adaptation of new solutions, a new way of thinking.
THE BIG IDEA
Connect the supply side ( farmers) and demand-side (consumers) in a transparent value-based way. Utilizing blockchain technology, consumers will know the nutritional value of each product they buy while farmers will benefit from educated consumers investing in healthier sources.
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EA Groups goal is to solve real community problems by providing high impact innovative technology solutions. Aggregating private, public and academic world to ENGAGE TECHNOLOGY AND HELP COMMUNITY.
EA Group’s pilot project was funded by Morgan State University 2020 Innovation FinTech Grant. In mists of Covid-19 pandemic we received an opportunity to make a difference and think creatively. Our purpose was to find innovative solutions and help the territory of US Virgin Islands address key economic and health issue. Food Security.
Dr. Joanne Luciano is the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Distinguished Professor of Data Science. An internationally recognized multidisciplinary scholar and humanitarian,
Dr. Luciano is building the Data Science Program at the UVI.
Dr. Luciano creates communities where collaboration efforts focus on using emerging technologies to benefit society.
Visionary & Entrepreneur
Ollie’s involvement stems directly from his experience of growing a start-up in the US Virgin Islands that depended heavily on the supply chain of healthy organic produce. His first-hand experience provided him with the knowledge set and concept as to how to address the issue.
Andy joined the project to help in the core set up and technical project management. As a recent graduate from the University of Virgin Islands Andy is keen to help and contribute positively to his birthplace and community in which he lives.
Sean's passion for blockchain platform and its applications is second to none. He is the key driving force behind implementing blockchain smart contracts as a business solution to our current food supply chain challenge.
Katie is a recent graduate from Suffolk University majoring in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She is passionate about the future of the FinTech sector and excited to learn about blockchain applications and solutions. Katie keeps us organized and flowing.
Former Assistant Commissioner of Human Services, US Virgin Islands.
As an avid micro farmer and experienced public service professional with a key role in 2017post-hurricane efforts to provide maximum government service when needed the most, Janet brings enormous value to the EA Groups project.
Adviser- IBM Blockchain Platform
Jai is a senior technology business executive with over 22 years of experience working with IBM for 16years, and 6 years with Unisys, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, and astart-up organization Diablo Technologies. Mr. Arun has spearheaded IBM’s Blockchain strategy, business development, and defined business strategy for the foundational technology platform known as Hyperledger Fabric along with Blockchain-based Supply Chain and Trusted Digital Identity solutions.
Travis is a current student at the University of Virgin Islands as well as a micro-farmer. His passion for microfarming offers an additional perspective to innovation in food security.