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Welcome to

Blockchain for
Agri-Food Educators! 

Blockchain for Agri-Food Educators is an innovative project that seeks to transform the provision of education in the agribusiness, food science, and nutrition sectors through the strategic utilization of blockchain technology. By developing innovative pedagogical approaches that encompass a wide range of theories, methods, processes, and teaching concepts, this project aims to enable higher education educators to take the lead in digitizing the food sector while simultaneously addressing critical societal challenges within the food supply chain.

Blockchain technology has the potential to transform any sector of the economy, and the food sector is no exception. It has the potential to enable more transparency and traceability, greater efficiency, and more secure and resilient supply chains.
Frank Yiannas,

Deputy Commissioner for
Food Policy and Response at the US FDA


Blockchain is an important technological innovation that is rapidly gaining traction across many industries, including the food supply chain. Its ability to increase transparency, efficiency, and accountability in the food supply chain is truly transformative and has the potential to improve food safety, reduce waste, and increase profits for everyone involved.

- Tom Mastrobuon, CFO of AgroFresh

Agrifood supply chains are complex and involve many actors — from small-scale farmers, primary processors, and traders to product manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and consumers. Emerging blockchain technologies, which improve transparency, security, and durability of supply chains, show promise for addressing the current limitations of food supply chain management:

  • COVID-19 has heightened the need for food sovereignty and innovation in the agrifood sector. However, today's food system fails to meet the transparency and assurance many consumer’s demand.  Over 71% of consumers worldwide are willing to pay a premium for brands that provide transparent information.
  • Food wastage reduction is another noteworthy benefit of blockchain. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “Roughly one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year - approximately 1.3 billion tonnes - gets lost or wasted”.
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Project Activities

Guide to Blockchain Education

will recommend effective pedagogic strategies for teaching digital skills in blockchain integration in agrifood education. Its results include a research report and a guide to aid understanding of the relationship between blockchain and key agrifood challenges / opportunities

Open Education Resources for Blockchain Education in the Agrifood sector

will provide lecturers with pre-made resources for in-person or digital classes. This will help facilitate the transition to digital education in a field of study that is becoming increasingly digital. The project will produce three key results: the Blockchain Education in the Agrifood Sector Open Education Resources, the Classroom Teaching Pack, and the Online Course for Direct Study.

Dissemination and Sustainability

will promote the adoption of Blockchain for Agri-food Educators among partners, peers, networks, and the wider education and agri-food sector. Its goal is to ensure the long-term sustainability and impact of the project.

Project Partners

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