DFTB

Supporting Agri-food communities and networks in SEE through Developing services on digital Food quality and Traceability using Blockchain

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Project Overview

In 2020, the European Commission published the long-awaited Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy, and environmentally friendly food system.

Being the core of the European Green Deal, the strategy transforms how we produce, distribute and consume food, through digital technologies, scientific discoveries, and innovation, for healthy people, society, and Planet.

The appetite of Green Digital Innovation Hub for innovation opened the way for the development of the right tool to provide information on food quality and traceability, aligned with the ambition of the Farm to Fork Strategy.

In 2022, together with five other collaborators and partners, the Green Digital Innovation Hub implemented a project funded by SmartAgriHubs through Horizon 2020.

The project’s success was possible due to strategic partnerships signed with organizations from Croatia and Israel.

In July, the project was presented at the first AgriTech Summit, “The Digital Future of Agriculture,” organized in Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of the EU4Business project funded by the European Union.

A series of online workshops followed.

During the two days of “Farm to Fork Workshop in Bucharest”, all possible scenarios for food producers, processors, distributors, and, last but not least, customers were put into practice.

As a result, an innovative blockchain-based solution for food quality and traceability, FoodQualiTrace, was designed.

The increase in transparency and traceability leads to an increase in trust between stakeholders in the value chain: producers, food processors, distributors, customers, regulatory authorities, and representatives of consumer protection associations.

Through the use of blockchain technology, food quality information can be made available to all participants in the supply chain and, in particular, to consumers.

We invite you to access FoodQualiTrace, the blockchain solution working in the test environment – https://www.foodqualitrace.com/

Key Features

Objective & Importance
of food traceability

The project increased the participation of DIHs in the South-East Europe Region in the digital transformation of the Agri-food sector, focusing on food traceability by using blockchain.

Traceability is an industrial term that describes the ability to track goods from source to production and consumption. The key is to identify where the product was made, who produced it, and who sold it. The systems record and track product information as it is addressed to the final consumer.

How it Works?

Food traceability using blockchain technology will be achieved using the following workflow:

Project Consortium

The consortium consisted of participants from four different countries in South-East Europe Region making it geographically dispersed and more able to reach a wide range of stakeholders throughout the Region. This collaboration enabled DIHs to offer the same new digital services with the same quality to their stakeholders and easy to understand for everyone. This technology can have various applications in the Agri-food sector, and the first step is to follow the route of food from the Farm to the Fork.

Consortium Partners

Green eDIH

TECHNOLOGY CLUSTER that aims to support the digital transformation of the European economy and society, made of over 30 entities and based in Bucharest, Romania.

TERA DIH

Tera DIH is a consortium that operates on the principle of a “one-stop-shop” and allows companies to become more competitive in terms of business/production processes, products, or services using digital technologies.

Hadas Bar DIH

Hadas Bar DIH aims to promote the use of innovative technologies and increase agri-food productivity per unit area and is based in Ramat Gan, Israel.

Smart Village DIH

Smart Village DIH is the first Smart Village in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the aim of bringing positive changes into rural areas and focusing on digital innovations in agricultural practice.

Competence Centre

Competence Centre is a Vukovar-Srijem county organization based in Vinkovci, Croatia aiming to connect science and industry through research, development, and innovation projects.

Cuspis

Cuspis is an IT SME company with more than 16 years of experience in software development and consultancy, deeply involved in the development using blockchain technology.

Closing Event

Green eDIH organized the closing event for the DFTB - Supporting Agri-food communities and networks in SEE through Developing services on digital Food quality and Traceability using Blockchain project on 21st of September 2022 in Bucharest.

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