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E-Agriculture in Action

Blockchain for Agriculture - Opportunities and Challenges

  • Author: FAO
  • Publication date: April 2019
  • Page count: 68
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 19.LI.6

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ISBN: 9789251312278
ISBN: 9789210041119

About the product

The growth of ICT in the last decade has provided many opportunities to overcome some of the challenges faced by the agriculture sector. Recent developments such as the increase in the use of mobile-broadband access devices, the Internet of things (IoT), drones, smart networks, capacity for big data analytics, and artificial intelligence have provided agriculture stakeholders with some key tools and technologies to improve production and marketing processes. One of the most discussed technologies is Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT); Blockchain is one implementaiton of DLTs. This publication aims to demystify the technology, provide thoughts on the opportunities and challenges in implementing blockchain-based systems as well as document case studies on the use of blockchain for agriculture.