While DLT and Blockchain can have significant economic and social impact, many European entrepreneurs, angel investors and incubator managers are still not aware of the potential benefits the adoption of these technologies can offer in terms of growth and innovation. The purpose behind the DLT4All project is to effectively address the lack of European entrepreneurs’ and SMEs’, students’, investors’, and incubator managers’ understanding of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) and their applications.
According to the United Nations, about 690 million people, or 8.9% of the world population are hungry while 40% of the food in industrialized countries is wasted. With Covid 19, the situation is worse and the effects on the food and agricultural sector asks for prompt measures to ensure that food supply chains are kept alive to mitigate the risk of hunger especially on the poor and the most vulnerable. DLT4Agrifood is an international online event organized by the DLT4All project partners from Cyprus, Greece, and Italy to discuss how the global agricultural system could be improved using blockchain technology. Various use cases within the domain are presented, including smart contracts used for Mediterranean fisheries. The event will close with a round table discussion involving all experts that will also answer questions from the public. If you want to get a deep dive into this topic, do not miss our online event!
and take part in the online event:
10.00 SDG2: Zero Hunger and Blockchain Technology, Soulla Louca, UNIC
10.25 The use of smart contracts: MaxiBlue toy-project for Mediterranean fisheries, Dimitrios Sfounis, Gnomon
11.00 Talks on field applications
11.00 Food Drug Free project, traceability and sustainability of agrifood value chains, Paolo D’Elia, DGS
11.10 The Pinin Project, a traceability system for agri-food products, Claudio Schifanella, UNITO
11.20 The AgTech7 project, on inter-disciplinarity in agro-education, Dimitris Bibikas, SEERC
11.30 Round Table – moderated by Elisabetta Giromini, ComoNExT
11.50 Wrap-up and conclusions