Applying blockchain technology to improve agri-food traceability: A review of development methods, benefits and challenges

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/623900
Title:
Applying blockchain technology to improve agri-food traceability: A review of development methods, benefits and challenges
Authors:
Feng, Huanhuan; Wang, Xiang; Duan, Yanqing ( 0000-0003-4205-7403 ) ; Zhang, Jian; Zhang, Xiaoshuan
Abstract:
Traceability plays a vital role in food quality and safety management. Traditional Internet of Things (IoT) traceability systems provide the feasible solutions for the quality monitoring and traceability of food supply chains. However, most of the IoT solutions rely on the centralized server-client paradigm that makes it difficult for consumers to acquire all transaction information and to track the origins of products. Blockchain is a cutting-edge technology that has great potential for improving traceability performance by providing security and full transparency. However, the benefits, challenges and development methods of blockchain-based food traceability systems are not yet fully explored in the current literature. Therefore, the main aim of this paper is to review the blockchain technology characteristics and functionalities, identify blockchain-based solutions for addressing food traceability concerns, highlight the benefits and challenges of blockchain-based traceability systems implementation, and help researchers and practitioners to apply blockchain technology based food traceability systems by proposing an architecture design framework and suitability application analysis flowchart of blockchain based food traceability systems. The results of this study contribute to better understanding and knowledge on how to improve the food traceability by developing and implementing blockchain-based traceability systems. The paper provides valuable information for researchers and practitioners on the use of blockchain-based food traceability management and has a positive effect on the improvement of food sustainability.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire; China Agricultural University; Beijing Information Science and Technology University
Citation:
Feng H, Wang, X, Duan Y, Zhang J, Zhanga, X. (2020) 'Applying blockchain technology to improve agri-food traceability: a review of development methods, benefits and challenges', Journal of Cleaner Production, 260, pp.121031-.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Cleaner Production
Issue Date:
11-Mar-2020
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/623900
DOI:
10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121031
Additional Links:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652620310787
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0959-6526
Appears in Collections:
Business and management

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dc.contributor.authorFeng, Huanhuanen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Xiangen
dc.contributor.authorDuan, Yanqingen
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jianen
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Xiaoshuanen
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-12T11:19:30Z-
dc.date.available2020-03-12T11:19:30Z-
dc.date.issued2020-03-11-
dc.identifier.citationFeng H, Wang, X, Duan Y, Zhang J, Zhanga, X. (2020) 'Applying blockchain technology to improve agri-food traceability: a review of development methods, benefits and challenges', Journal of Cleaner Production, 260, pp.121031-.en
dc.identifier.issn0959-6526-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121031-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/623900-
dc.description.abstractTraceability plays a vital role in food quality and safety management. Traditional Internet of Things (IoT) traceability systems provide the feasible solutions for the quality monitoring and traceability of food supply chains. However, most of the IoT solutions rely on the centralized server-client paradigm that makes it difficult for consumers to acquire all transaction information and to track the origins of products. Blockchain is a cutting-edge technology that has great potential for improving traceability performance by providing security and full transparency. However, the benefits, challenges and development methods of blockchain-based food traceability systems are not yet fully explored in the current literature. Therefore, the main aim of this paper is to review the blockchain technology characteristics and functionalities, identify blockchain-based solutions for addressing food traceability concerns, highlight the benefits and challenges of blockchain-based traceability systems implementation, and help researchers and practitioners to apply blockchain technology based food traceability systems by proposing an architecture design framework and suitability application analysis flowchart of blockchain based food traceability systems. The results of this study contribute to better understanding and knowledge on how to improve the food traceability by developing and implementing blockchain-based traceability systems. The paper provides valuable information for researchers and practitioners on the use of blockchain-based food traceability management and has a positive effect on the improvement of food sustainability.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652620310787-
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectfood securityen
dc.titleApplying blockchain technology to improve agri-food traceability: A review of development methods, benefits and challengesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.contributor.departmentChina Agricultural Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentBeijing Information Science and Technology Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Cleaner Productionen
dc.date.updated2020-03-12T11:03:29Z-
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