Blockchain technology has been employed across various sectors of the globe. With every industry steering towards digitalization, the adoption of blockchain technology has been enduring elevation. Blockchain in the coffee industry had created a stir a few years ago and now mango producers have been incorporating blockchain tech into their industry.
Blockchain To Track Mangoes
Australia’s Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia [CRCNA] revealed that it had joined forces with Growcom, mango producer Manbulloo Limited as well as a blockchain start-up T-Provenance. The aforementioned platforms came together to test a supply chain management program throughout the Northern region of Australia and Queensland, where the distribution centers are located.
The project took off in April 2018 and the platforms involved in it have been working towards bolstering the efficiency of the supply chain. With the association of several partners which includes, logistic providers, certification bodies, ripeners, quality controllers as well as food retailers the platform intends to examine the systems in a commercial atmosphere.
Dr. Sam McMahon, the Senator for the Northern Territory suggested that the project was transpiring to become a “game-changer” in the production and distribution of mangoes. McMahon further added,
“Manbulloo can see where their fruit is across the supply chain in real-time and maintain proactive quality control and quality assurance protocol to address any issues immediately and complement what is already a best-in-industry approach.”
The “Smart supply chain” project was given a total of $1 million. The CRCNA’s was given an additional $100,000 with the existing $272,000 for the Manbulloo project.
While the mango industry has just begun reaping the fruits of blockchain tech, the coffee industry was also seen jumping the bandwagon. It wasn’t long ago when Starbucks revealed that had partnered with Microsoft to formulate a blockchain-based supply chain tracking system.
Blockchain tech is has been headed towards mass adoption and the food industry would get a boost by being a part of this. The incorporating of blockchain tech could lay off the stress and dependency on the middlemen.
Australia seems to spearhead the implementation of blockchain tech in the country as its government recently revealed that it was going to spend $575 million on digitalization and this included blockchain tech.