Blockchain technologies to implement traceabilityin the farm to fork chains

  1. Ana Margarida Cachada
  2. Hasmik Badikyan
  3. Camilo Anzola Rojas 1
  4. Javier Parra Domínguez 2
  5. Fernando de la Prieta Pintado 2
  6. Paulo Leitão 3
  1. 1 Universidad de Valladolid

    Universidad de Valladolid

    Valladolid, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España


  3. 3 Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia
Proceedings of the III Workshop on disruptive information and communication technologies for innovation and digital transformation
  1. Javier Parra Domínguez (ed. lit.)
  2. Sara Rodríguez González (ed. lit.)
  3. Javier Prieto Tejedor (ed. lit.)
  4. Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez (ed. lit.)

Publisher: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca ; Universidad de Salamanca

ISBN: 978-84-1311-579-5

Year of publication: 2021

Pages: 27-42

Congress: Workshop on disruptive information and communication technologies for innovation and digital transformation (3. 2020. Salamanca)

Type: Conference paper

DOI: 10.14201/0AQ03112742 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor


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Agriculture traceability demands a large volume of data that needs to be collected across the supply chain. Very early tracking and traceability systems used workers to record the information manually which entails risks, such as faulty information recording as well as inefficient resource usage. The implementation of tamper proof semi-automated digital ledgers will have a great impact on issues such as compliance with regulations, food provenance, food fraud, and many others, and therefore will gradually increase the trust within the supply chain. This paper provides an overview on the different stages of the AgriFood supply chain and of the fundamentals of a Distributed LedgerTechnology, namely Blockchain, which can be used to mitigate some of theissues related to transparency and traceability of this sector. It also presents somesolutions that already implement this technology to enable the traceability inthe AgriFood sector. The authors also present the most important challenges and opportunities identify regarding the application of Blockchain based traceability systems for the AgriFood supply chain.