PositiveBlockchain cases in Food & Agriculture

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  • The cofee idustry earns $60B annualy, yet 45% of workers live on less than $3 a day
  • 2,3 million children forced to work in the cocoa fields of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire
  • More than half of child labourers (85 million children) participate in hazardous work and 59 per cent of them work in the agricultural sector
  • 14,000 cups of coffee drunk every second globally
  • UN Reports That Up To 50% Of Crop Value Vanishes Between Harvest And The Point Of Sale
  • 500 Million Small farmers supply 80% of food in developing countries
  • 40% Of World’s population income comes from Agriculture
  • 66% of global conumers are ready to pay more for sustainable products
  • $940 Billion of food lost or wasted each year between the harvest and the fork
  • 795 million people go to bed hungry every night
  • One in Four people in developing countries are undernourished
  • In 2016 about 793 million people are undernourished globally
  • 50% food produced in Africa is wasted
  • On 470 million smallholder farms across Africa, lack of access to training and technology negatively impacts harvests and farmers livelihoods
  • In 2016, 21 countries experienced high or moderately high domestic prices, relative to their historic levels, for one or more staple cereal food commodities. Thirteen of those countries were in sub-Saharan Africa


  • By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people
  • By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition
  • By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers
  • By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices
  • By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
  • Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities
  • By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature
  • By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species
  • Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking
  • Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment
  • By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses
  • Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
  • By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices



  • Te-Food: the only fresh food ecosystem which integrates supply chain companies, consumers, and governments/authorities to improve food safety, eliminate food frauds, and decrease costs of the supply chain companies.
  • Faircoin: a global cryptocurrency to be used for transfers among a global cooperative network
  • Bext360: a blockchain technologies that streamline critical supply chains in emerging economies especially used for coffee production
  • AgriDigital: a company building the trusted and efficient agri-supply chains of the future where all participants can operate with full confidence
  • AgriUnity: a company helping the smallest farmers in developing countries via the use of blockchain tech, using Distributed Cryptoledger And Mobile Apps To Create A Circle Of Trust For Small Farmer Co-Operatives.
  • Colu: empower local businesses in your city
  • Bananacoin: the first environmentally friendly plantation in Laos which has released a utility token based on Ethereum, pegged to the export price of 1 kg of bananas.
  • Waterig: a decentralized hub for energy generation and water collection using blockchain to enable community-level crowdfunding and micro-ownership without a central authority
  • WWF / SeaQuest project for tuna fish provenance tracking: a partnership using blockchain technology, for the first time in the Pacific Island tuna industry, to track tuna fish from the vessel to the processing facility to the distributor.
  • Ricult: an integrated digital platform that addresses the end to end needs of smallholder farmers in developing countries, using predictive psychometric tools, credit scoring algorithms, and agronomy & weather analytics
  • Stratumn: a startup that leverages the blockchain to reinvent how businesses create trust online, and help people and businesses trust the millions of processes that connect our world
  • Krops: an agricultural marketplace that wants to become the largest food hub in the world – without owning a single farm, and solve the global food crisis
  • FoodTrax: a blockchain-based application and online interface, consumers will be able to check online exactly where their food has come from; all the way through the food chain which will be tracked using both photographic and digital tracking dataa project from BCDC.online
  • IBM Supply Chain partnerships: a project from IBM with multiple partners such as Walmart Nestlé, Unilever, Tyson Food, to develop and implement blockchain-based supply chain solutions
  • IBM Food Trust™: a collaborative solution uniting growers, distributors, processors, retailers and other food industry stakeholders to efficiently and securely trace food through every step of the supply chain. The IBM Blockchainpowered solution helps ensure food safety from farm to store through fast end-to-end traceability data and access to compliance certification.
  • Sawtooth seafood: a modern approach to seafood traceability, one of the applications of the Hyperledger Sawtooth which is a modular platform for building, deploying, and running distributed ledgers. Distributed ledgers provide a digital record (such as asset ownership) that is maintained without a central authority or implementation
  • BeefLedger: an integrated provenance, blockchain security and payments platform for the beef supply chain
  • Ripe: a startup transforming the $61B fresh produce food supply chain by enabling data transparency and transfer from farm to fork to answer what our food is, where has it been and what has happened to it
  • OriginTrail.io: a solution that allows effective differentiation for food products’ brand owners. By unveiling the entire supply chain to shoppers before they make their purchase, we help producers differentiate themselves based on the origin of their products and put the shoppers’ mind at ease.
  • Cargill: a pilot blockchain technology to track the provenance of its turkeys, providing consumers with information on where individual birds were raised
  • Agriledger: using blockchain technology to give small farmers in developing countries a fairer deal
    fish tracking project
  • Viant fish project:
  • Heifer International:
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  • https://cointelegraph.com/news/growing-the-garden-how-to-use-blockchain-in-agriculture
  • https://inc42.com/resources/blockchain-technology-agriculture/



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