The Brussels Development Briefing n. 55 on Opportunities of blockchain for agriculture organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat, Concord and BMZ was held on 15th May 2019.
This Briefing looked at the opportunities and challenges of Blockchain technology for agriculture and the food system and new opportunities which can benefit smallholders, particularly with the private sector, and adoption of the whole food systems approach, including a stronger consideration of the tradeoffs which need to be made. It provided an overview of the opportunities and challenges in adopting the blockchain technology in agriculture and the agrifood industry across several sectors and looked at best practices and successful applications of the blockchain technology of interest to the ACP countries. Policies are important as well as awareness and knowledge sharing about the technology and its implications.
You will find here all presentations, videos, highlights, resources on the topic, articles and photos. It will also be regularly updated with new material.
NEW! on Opportunities of blockchain for agriculture
9h00-9h15 Opening of the Briefing: Isolina Boto, Manager, CTA Brussels Office
Introductory remarks: Patrick Gomes, Secretary-General, ACP Secretariat; Wim Olthof, Deputy Head of Unit, Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, Europeaid, European Commission; Andreas Pletziger, Senior Policy Officer, BMZ ; Michael Hailu, Director, CTA [video]
9h15-11h00 Panel 1: Blockchain technology in support of the agrifood sector
This panel will provide an overview of the opportunities and challenges in adopting the blockchain technology in agriculture and the agrifood industry across several sectors.
Chair: H.E. Prof. Kaire Mbuende, Chair of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, Ambassador of Namibia to the EU [video]
– Critical views on blockchain development: control and sovereignty
Pat Roy Mooney, Founder, ETC Group [video]
Questions and Answers Panel 1 [video]
11h00-11h15 Coffee Break
11h15-13h00 Panel 2: Best practices in blockchain technology adoption
This panel will look at specific examples of successful applications of the blockchain technology of interest to the ACP countries.
Chair: H.E. Mrs. Sheila Sealy Monteith, Ambassador of Jamaica to the EU [video]
Questions and Answers Panel 2 [video]
Concluding remarks [video]
13h00 Networking Lunch