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  • Blockchain technology has many potential applications within the agrifood sector
  • Most notably, advantages of blockchain include transparency, traceability and trust
  • Blockchain offers potential advantages to many actors in the supply chain, from farmers to producers to consumers, but these advantages may not be evenly distributed
  • However, Blockchain is also surrounded by ‘hype’ and has distinct limitations and disadvantages too. Any decision to implement Blockchain in a given supply chain should be based on research and careful consideration.
  • Blockchain as a relatively new technology only recently introduced in the agrifood sector - difficult to assess the full extent of its strengths and limitations, but initial results suggest great potential
  • Realising this potential will require increased overall levels of digitalisation and technical upskilling within the agrifood sector
  • Blockchain technology as a tool rather than a goal - achieving social and environmental sustainability requires a shift in attitude and outlook as well as the adoption of new technologies
  • A quickly developing technology - keep up to date with ongoing developments


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