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Everyone is talking about blockchain technology. Blockchain first became known as the basis for the cryptocurrency bitcoin. Over the past few years, the technology has developed rapidly and now promises solutions for greater sustainability in agricultural supply chains, food security and land registration.
Some observers claim that blockchain will revolutionise global agriculture. Others, though, argue that people are expecting far too much of blockchain technology. What is clear is that blockchain has already arrived in the agricultural sector. Around the world, technology developers, start-ups and large tech companies are stepping up the pace of their work on a stream of new applications to make agricultural supply chains more transparent, more secure and fairer. Large multinational companies in the food production and retail sectors are jointly launching measures to introduce blockchain into their supply chains. However, it is clear that the technology’s potential to improve the living conditions of small-scale farmers around the world has not yet been fully exploited.
Pecha Cucha: That’s our blockchain solution
Suppliers of blockchain technology present their solutions.
• How can we transfer the successful application of blockchain technology to agricultural supply chains?
• How can blockchain help create sustainable global supply chains?
• And above all, what framework is needed to enable small-scale farmers to benefit from blockchain?
Representatives from politics, research, the private sector, start-ups and development cooperation have debated these questions.
They have sought to identify the potential blockchain technology offers for development cooperation in the agricultural industry, where it might be applied, and what limits there are to the use of the technology.
Leiter Sektorprogramm Digitalisierung für nachhaltige Entwicklung
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Dr. Maria Flachsbarth
Parlamentarische Staatssekretärin für das Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung
Dr. Leonard Mizzi
Abteilungsleiter für Ländliche Entwicklung und Ernährungssicherung in der Generaldirektion Internationale Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung der Europäischen Kommission.
Co-Executive Director bei ETC Group
Global IT leader Cargill Agriculture Supply Chain bei Cargill