Agriculture on the Blockchain

Report Overview

Author: Henry Kim and Marek Laskowski
Release Date: December 15, 2017

Abstract:

This research looks at smart contracts and distributed ledger technology applied to farming and food sustainability. Its use cases include food provenance and food safety from farm to fork, local agricultural cooperatives creating local prosperity, and financial innovations in funding and insurance tailored to underserved communities of farmers.

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