The latest 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 (9h00-13h00) at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels, Room C. It provided an overview of the opportunities and challenges in adopting the blockchain technology in agriculture and the agrifood industry across several sectors and will look at best practices and successful applications of the blockchain technology of interest to the ACP countries.
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