Blockchain for Agri-Food Traceability



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Blockchain for Agri-Food Traceability

October 14, 2021

Agri-food supply chains are complex and involve a large number of actors — from small-scale farmers, primary processors, and traders to product manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and consumers. This complexity limits farm-to-table traceability, which is key to identify sustainability-related issues in agri-food systems including extreme inequality and poverty, human rights violations, and environmental degradation.

Blockchain for Agri-Food Traceability explores the technology’s potential in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to the agri-food sector, leveraging its unique features like its decentralised nature, immutability of data, and smart contracts. The report also highlights key considerations for implementing an end-to-end traceability system that is scalable, sustainable, and inclusive, ensuring that the most disadvantaged stakeholders — the small-scale producers — are not left behind.