publication . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 2019

The rise of blockchain technology in agriculture and food supply chains

Andreas Kamilaris; Agusti Fonts; Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldύ;
Open Access
  • Published: 30 Jul 2019
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Blockchain is an emerging digital technology allowing ubiquitous financial transactions among distributed untrusted parties, without the need of intermediaries such as banks. This article examines the impact of blockchain technology in agriculture and food supply chain, presents existing ongoing projects and initiatives, and discusses overall implications, challenges and potential, with a critical view over the maturity of these projects. Our findings indicate that blockchain is a promising technology towards a transparent supply chain of food, with many ongoing initiatives in various food products and food-related issues, but many barriers and challenges still ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Blockchain Technology, Digital Agriculture, Food Supply Chain, Barriers, Benefits, Challenges, 63, Computer Science - Computers and Society, Computer Science - Distributed, Parallel, and Cluster Computing, Computer Science - Social and Information Networks, Biotechnology, Food Science, Intermediary, Food supply, Commerce, Supply chain, Popularity, Food products, Blockchain, business.industry, business, Financial transaction, Agriculture, Biology
Funded by
EC| RISE
Project
RISE
Research Center on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 739578
  • Funding stream: H2020 | SGA-CSA
,
EC| P-SPHERE
Project
P-SPHERE
Opening Sphere UAB-CEI to PostDoctoral Fellows
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 665919
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-COFUND-FP
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Abstract
Blockchain is an emerging digital technology allowing ubiquitous financial transactions among distributed untrusted parties, without the need of intermediaries such as banks. This article examines the impact of blockchain technology in agriculture and food supply chain, presents existing ongoing projects and initiatives, and discusses overall implications, challenges and potential, with a critical view over the maturity of these projects. Our findings indicate that blockchain is a promising technology towards a transparent supply chain of food, with many ongoing initiatives in various food products and food-related issues, but many barriers and challenges still ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Blockchain Technology, Digital Agriculture, Food Supply Chain, Barriers, Benefits, Challenges, 63, Computer Science - Computers and Society, Computer Science - Distributed, Parallel, and Cluster Computing, Computer Science - Social and Information Networks, Biotechnology, Food Science, Intermediary, Food supply, Commerce, Supply chain, Popularity, Food products, Blockchain, business.industry, business, Financial transaction, Agriculture, Biology
Funded by
EC| RISE
Project
RISE
Research Center on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 739578
  • Funding stream: H2020 | SGA-CSA
,
EC| P-SPHERE
Project
P-SPHERE
Opening Sphere UAB-CEI to PostDoctoral Fellows
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 665919
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-COFUND-FP
16 references, page 1 of 2

1000EcoFarms. 2017. https://www.1000ecofarms.com/.

Abelseth, B. 2018. "Blockchain Tracking and Cannabis Regulation: Developing a permissioned blockchain network to track Canada's cannabis supply chain." Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management 14.

Adele Peter, Fast Company. 2017. In China, You Can Track Your Chicken On-You Guessed ItThe Blockchain. https://www.fastcompany.com/40515999/in-china-you-can-trackyour- chicken-on-you-guessed-it-the-blockchain.

AgFunder News. 2018. Maersk Leads Blockchain of Food Startup Ripe.io $2.4m Seed Round . https://agfundernews.com/maersk-leads-blockchain-of-food-startup-ripeio-2-4mseed-round.html.

Agora Tech Lab. 2018. Creating circular economies by rewarding responsible behavior. https://www.agoratechlab.com/about.

AgriDigital. 2017. https://www.agridigital.io/blockchain.

AgriLedger. 2017. http://www.agriledger.com/.

AID Tech. 2017. How blockchain technology is enabling international aid to be delivered transparently. https://v3.aid.technology/aid-in-lebanon/.

ArbolMarket. 2019. ARBOL. https://www.arbolmarket.com.

Balfegό Group. 2017. https://balfego.com/ca/trasabilitat/.

Bano, Shehar. 2017. Consensus in the Age of Blockchains. arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.03936. [OpenAIRE]

Becker, J., D. Breuker, T. Heide, J. Holler, H. P. Rauer, and R. Böhme. 2013. "Can We Afford Integrity by Proof-of-Work? Scenarios Inspired by the Bitcoin Currency." Economics of Information Security and Privacy. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. 135-156. [OpenAIRE]

BeefLedger Limited. 2017. http://beefledger.io.

Bentov, Iddo, Ariel Gabizon, and Ariel Mizrahi. 2016. "Cryptocurrencies without proof of work." International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

BitFury Group. 2015. Proof of Stake versus Proof of Work. White Paper.

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publication . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 2019

The rise of blockchain technology in agriculture and food supply chains

Andreas Kamilaris; Agusti Fonts; Francesc X. Prenafeta-Boldύ;