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Blockchain use cases

AgriFood

AgriFood

The agriculture industry faces problems with managing the supply chain, keeping track of where products come from, and fair-paying farmers. A very common issue is that wholesalers often don’t pay enough for farm products, which makes it hard for farmers to get fair prices. This could slow down the supply chain and cause problems with the legitimacy and quality of the products. At the same time, logistics and transportation may not offer much clarity and safety. Blockchain technology can solve these problems by making the market for farmers’ food more efficient, fair, and open. It can also make it easier to track food and build customer trust.

UseCases

End to End Traceability

Lack of transparency and traceability in the supply chain is a major concern for agrifood companies, making it difficult to monitor product quality, location, and history, leading to food safety and fraud issues. Blockchain technology offers a solution by creating a decentralized digital ledger that records all transactions and information linked to items, improving transparency and traceability, and increasing efficiency through smart contracts.

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Problem 

The end-to-end supply chain in the agrifood industry lacks transparency and traceability, making it difficult for companies to monitor the quality, location, and history of their products as they move through the supply chain. This can result in food safety issues, contamination, fraud, and a negative impact on the quality and safety of the final goods for customers. The lack of transparency also makes it challenging for companies to ensure compliance with regulations and standards and creates reputational risks if issues are uncovered downstream. It can also cause a breakdown in trust between supply chain partners, leading to disruptions in the flow of goods and services, and negatively impacting the bottom line of agrifood companies and the overall sustainability of the food system.

Solution

By creating a trustworthy and decentralized digital ledger that records all transactions and information linked to items as they move through the supply chain, blockchain technology is able to address the issue of a lack of transparency and traceability in the supply chain. All participants in the supply chain will have access to and be able to verify the data kept on the immutable, distributed ledger, elevating the level of confidence and transparency across the system. To further improve efficiency and lessen the possibility of mistakes or fraud, smart contracts may be put on the blockchain to automate and simplify supply chain procedures like tracking inventory levels and processing payments

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Value Chain Management

Value chain management is complicated and lacks openness and trust. Blockchain technology provides a decentralized, transparent, and tamper-proof platform for monitoring and controlling data throughout the value chain, allowing real-time access to product origin, quality, and regulatory compliance for all stakeholders and reducing the need for middlemen and manual procedures, saving time and money while improving efficiency.

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Problem

Lack of supply chain transparency and trust is the issue with conventional value chain management. It is challenging to keep an accurate and current record of the flow of products and services due to the complexity of the value chain, which comprises several participants, procedures, and locations. This lack of transparency may result in ineffectiveness and higher expenses. Furthermore, it might make it challenging to spot and manage problems like fraud, counterfeiting, and unethical behavior. It can also make it difficult to verify compliance with regulatory standards. The value chain’s overall performance and efficiency may suffer as a result of the lack of trust and transparency, which may also make it difficult for the various partners to forge lasting connections.

Solution

Blockchain technology can provide a decentralized, transparent, and tamper-proof platform for data monitoring and control across the value chain. Blockchain lets value chain stakeholders verify product origin, quality, and regulatory compliance in real time. Blockchain data cannot be manipulated, therefore it may be used to verify data accuracy and detect fraud.

Blockchain technology can automate inventory monitoring and management, reducing the need for middlemen and manual processes. This may save time and money while improving the value chain by promoting confidence, productivity, and savings.

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Fair Pricing

Many farmers are underpaid by wholesalers for their labor and production costs. Blockchain technology can provide a decentralized marketplace for farmers to sell directly to clients, allowing them to negotiate fair prices and fair pay. Blockchain’s transparent and irreversible transaction record can help farmers comprehend product market prices, traceability, and customer confidence in product legitimacy and quality, making agricultural products markets more efficient, transparent, and fair.

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Problem

Fair pay for farm produce is often difficult. Wholesalers, who sell farmers’ products to retailers, often undervalue them, resulting in lower pricing for farmers. Farmers may not get a fair payment for their labor or even enough to cover production costs. Small-scale farmers with little resources and bargaining power find this difficult. Many farmers lack market price information for their crops, making it difficult to negotiate reasonable prices with wholesalers. This can create a cycle of low income and economic hardship for farmers, harming local communities and the agricultural economy.

Solution

Blockchain technology can help farmers sell their products more efficiently and fairly by creating a decentralized marketplace, bypassing intermediaries, enabling fair pricing negotiations with buyers, and providing transparency and traceability to increase customer confidence in the product. This results in fair remuneration for farmers and better pricing decisions.

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