Buoys, fisheries and aquaculture join the internet of things

“[…] Besides enabling fishermen to work around the lack of a physical marketplace, technology offers an additional sustainability advantage: It matches supply and demand, increasing the chances of unwanted fish being returned to the sea alive. “The reality is most caught produce goes to waste and in extreme cases this results in fishermen increasing their […]

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UN Pilot in Mongolia uses Blockchain to help Farmers deliver Sustainable Cashmere

“[…] This is where the UN and blockchain step in. By highlighting producers who are following sustainable practices, the UN, through its UNDP (United Nations Development Programme arm) hopes that consumers will reward sustainability in Mongolia by paying price premiums for products marked as economically, environmentally, and socially beneficial.  A pilot with technology provider Covergence.tech used Ethereum-based blockchain technology […]

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Cultivating Digital Transformation in Italy through Blockchain Technology

“[…] Using innovative distributed ledger technologies including blockchain in the Agrifood sector is fundamental for Italy. This will help to improve the production, processing and distribution phases and achieve an aggregate turnover of around 300 billion euros (equal to 11.3 percent of GDP and 9 percent of exports) and damage work for over 3.2 million people (more […]

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Blockchain to trace agricultural supply chains

“[…] Agriculture can have potentially massive impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services, including deforestation, use of harmful pesticides, soil degradation and fertiliser runoff. Efforts are being made to minimise these impacts, with many companies making commitments to be more sustainable, for example through certification schemes and zero-deforestation commitments. But how can a retailer be sure […]

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