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CDFA and Air Resources Board launch public-private partnership to advance carbon farming

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Air Resources Board are announcing the launch of a public-private initiative to advance climate smart agriculture and reduce greenhouse gas emissions on agricultural lands. This partnership will create a mechanism for leading businesses in the food and fiber supply chain to directly fund climate projects on California...

Dutch supermarket chain Plus to use blockchain to track bananas along supply chain

Dutch supermarket chain Plus has announced its plans to leverage blockchain technology for tracking bananas along the supply chain. PLUS is an important player in the Dutch food market with 260 supermarkets. The PLUS Retail organization comprises the service office in Utrecht, three regional distribution centers in Haaksbergen, Ittervoort and Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, and a national distribution center in Middenbeemster.... An excerpt from...

Farming to be carbon-neutral if credit was given to pasture and hedges – Healy

Irish farming would achieve carbon-neutral status if permanent pasture and hedgerows received credit for the sequestration, IFA president Joe Healy has said. ... An excerpt from FarmersJournal

World first soil carbon project a giant leap for humankind

The Grounds Keeping Project sequestered 11t CO2-e/ha on farm land between baseline and second round soil sampling over a period of 1 year. This level of sequestration is equivalent to what might be expected from an environmental plantings project in the same region. Furthermore, it is not taking land out of food production, meaning it is agriculture plus carbon...

Blockchain-powered HADIC to empower halal industry

Serunai Commerce Sdn Bhd (Serunai), the developer behind the Global Halal Data Pool as well as the Verify Halal app, recently announced the launch of a blockchain-powered Halal digital chain, HADIC, which aims to create an integrated and secure digital halal ecosystem. HADIC is developed by Serunai and is supported by JAKIM. The system is linked to the International Halal...

Haiti – Agriculture : Towards the use of Blockchain technology in agribusiness – Haitilibre.com

the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MCI) intends to boost the agribusiness in the country, using Blockchain technology to provide an innovative solution to the actors of the agricultural chain. Mango, avocado and pineapple from the departments of Artibonite, Center, Nippes and NorthEast are the sectors identified for this first pilot phase of the project. AgriLedger is the firm that...

Halal Food transparency now a reality on Blockchain

Trace Labs and OneAgrix announced a partnership to utilize blockchain-enabled solutions for halal food transparency. OneAgrix, a B2B online marketplace for the sourcing of halal food ingredients and products, will use Trace Labs’ data exchange solutions to tackle the trust deficit in the halal goods marketplace, enabling food safety and transparency. This brings tangible benefits to businesses and consumers...

India’s Coffee Board unveils blockchain based marketplace

Yesterday India’s Ministry of Commerce & Industry announced the launch of a blockchain based marketplace app for coffee trading. This pilot project aims to provide coffee farmers with a fair price and increase traceability and transparency of the product. The Coffee Board of India developed the app with digital commodity platform Eka Plus.... An excerpt from Ledger Insights

The Wonderful Company Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity in US Operations By 2025

The Wonderful Company announced today it will use 100 percent renewable electricity across all its U.S. operations by 2025. As part of this commitment, The Wonderful Company is joining RE100, a collaborative, global initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, uniting more than 160 influential businesses committed to transitioning to 100 percent renewable electricity.... An excerpt from...

Bayer’s Agricultural Division Partners With ConsenSys-Backed Startup BlockApps

The agricultural division of pharmaceutical and life science giant Bayer AG, Bayer CropScience, is collaborating with ConsenSys-backed Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) startup BlockApps. BlockApps revealed the news to Cointelegraph on March 22. One of the largest pharmaceutical firms globally, Bayer acquired American agrochemical and agricultural corporation Monsanto in June 2018. A BlockApps representative said that more details can be expected during Blockchain for...

Ireland Becomes an International Laboratory for Blockchain Projects in Ag-Tech

According to Dr. Breslin, a number of American companies such as ConsenSys, IBM and Fidelity are working on various blockchain projects in Ireland while Deloitte has established a regional blockchain innovation lab there. IBM Ireland Research is conducting a blockchain project on food traceability from point of origin to consumers. Given the importance of cattle to Ireland’s economy — beef...

Colorado considers blockchain for agricultural supply chain

The bipartisan House Bill 1247, filed last Friday, calls for the Colorado Department of Agriculture to form an advisory group studying how a blockchain could be used to monitor farm conditions, planting cycles, crop estimates and transportation of livestock, corn, wheat and the state’s other products. The bill’s text suggests that a distributed ledger could be used for several...

From Farm to plate — Blockchain technology in Agriculture supply chain

The technology offers ‘trust’ which has been missing in the Agriculture supply chain since its very inception. 1. Increased Traceability in Agriculture supply chain  2. Ensuring Food safety and security with Blockchain technology in the Agriculture supply chain  3. Supporting Small-scale farmers and cooperatives  4. Transforming transactions in Agriculture supply chain... An excerpt fromTokenAsia

Blockchain In Fashion – A Necessary Step Towards Transparency And Sustainability

"With Bext360, the entry point is at the level of farming, by testing the cotton’s authenticity and the farm practices. Then, it is marking the cotton bags with critical information such as where it was harvested, when, and by whom. This initiative has been named ‘Organic Cotton Traceability’, and Bext360 is backed by C&A Foundations and Fashion for Good to...

Carbon market for ag set to debut in 2022

"The idea is to create opportunities for growers to participate in a voluntary carbon market where they would be rewarded for adopting conservation practices such as no-till farming and planting cover crops. Companies involved in the ESMC include ADM, Bunge, Cargill, General Mills, Indigo Agriculture, Mars and McDonald’s USA. Noble, the Soil Health Institute and The Nature Conservancy also are...

Three countries in Eastern Africa join the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases

"Ethiopia, Malawi and Uganda are now among the 56 countries and the first three in Eastern Africa who have joined the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA)." An excerpt from Climate&Agriculture Network for Africa"

Malaysian State to Launch Blockchain Solution to Track Agricultural Products, Says Official

The Malaysian state of Penang is considering the use of blockchain technology in food and agricultural products supply chains, local English-language newspaper The Star reports on March 1.... An excerpt from Cointelegraph

French President Calls on Europe to Use Blockchain to Innovate the Agriculture Industry

“Let’s do this in Europe, the avant-garde of agricultural technology, by developing tools that will track every product from raw material production to packaging and processing. The innovation is there and it must be used in the agricultural world, it must be fully used because it is at the service of shared excellence and it will serve the consumer.”... An...

China: New Guidance to Implement Blockchain in Agriculture Finance Sector

The Chinese government has issued the “Guiding Opinions on Rural Service Revitalization of Financial Services,” according to an official announcement on Feb. 11. The new framework is part of a plan to improve the efficiency of financial services for the country’s rural revitalization program.... An excerpt from Cointelegraph