Blockchain and Smart Contracts Based Agricultural Supply Chain

Forgiveman Mokgomola, Arnesh Telukdarie, Inderasan Munien, Uche Onkonkwo, Andre Vermeulen

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Supply chain management (SCM), product traceability, and product quality certification are some of the initial prominent uses of blockchain technology. This is because blockchain technology is built on trust and cannot be changed. The popularity of blockchain technology is increasing as it is trustworthy and cannot be changed; hence making traceability easier for information such as where food came from, thus essential for managing the agricultural food supply chain (SC). On the contrary, suggested SCM systems premised on smart contract technology and blockchain tend to be specifically apply to production and production processes. Through qualitative research, this paper suggests framework for adoption of smart contracts based on Ethereum in the agri-food SC, with the aim to establish means to adopt blockchain for checking food quality and origins in the agri-food supply chain. Remix IDE is utilised to build and test the smart contract. The significance of the framework is realised through ensuring the traceability of product safety and quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-644
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Externally publishedYes
Event2023 International Conference on Industry Sciences and Computer Science Innovation, iSCSi 2023 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 4 Oct 20236 Oct 2023


  • Blockchain
  • Food supply chain
  • Traceability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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