Blockchain for Agriculture and Food

  • 18th May 2018
  • by secretary

‘Blockchain for Agriculture and Food’ 
Findings from the pilot study

Lan Ge, Christopher Brewster, Jacco Spek, Anton Smeenk, and Jan Top
Wageningen University and Research and TNO. 2017, 40 pages
Blockchain is rapidly becoming a household word and promises to solve many problems related to the lack of trust. Despite its popularity and the great interest it has received from public and private parties, the technology is still far from being well understood and is surrounded by a great deal of exaggeration and hype. 
The project ‘blockchain for agrifood’, financed by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, was the first research project that sets out to explore the technology and its potential implications for agrifood by developing a proof of concept application. Findings of the research contribute to a better understanding of the technology and its implications for various stakeholders in agrifood chains. While clarifying misplaced expectations and misunderstandings, the research also identifies opportunities and research needed for capturing these opportunities. The research was commissioned and financed by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality.
28 June 2018. Utrecht. How will Blockchain technology transform our food systems? This is the central question during a Pizza Meet-up. Dr. Lan Ge of Wageningen University & Research will introduce the transformational potential of Blockchain technology for agricultural value chains based on a recent pilot study ‘Blockchain for Agriculture and Food’ by Wageningen University & Research and TNO. The floor will be open to informally discuss the pros and cons of this new technology and the opportunities to apply the technology in our daily work.