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Title: Blockchain Technology Characteristics Essential for the Agri-food Sector: A Systematic Review
Authors: Pakseresht, A
Ahmadi Kaliji, S
Hakelius, K
Keywords: food supply chain;precision agriculture;digitalization;distributed ledger technology (DLT);sustainability
Issue Date: 19-Jun-2024
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Pakseresht, A., Ahmadi Kaliji, S. and Hakelius, K. (2024) 'Blockchain Technology Characteristics Essential for the Agri-food Sector: A Systematic Review', Food Control, 165, 110661, pp. 1 - 29. doi: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2024.110661.
Abstract: Blockchain is seen as a disruptive fundamental technology that will transform agri-food sectors in the near future. Blockchain is a digital, immutable, decentralized ledger of transactions that is replicated and distributed throughout the chain of computer systems on the blockchain's network. This systematic review examines the literature to identify the enabling characteristics of blockchain technology that support its application in the agri-food sectors. The literature reviewed indicated essential characteristics such as transparency, immutability, redundancy, versatility, automation, and remittance. Among these features, immutability and automation have a salient role in the current implementation, particularly in food traceability. However, the application of blockchain in the agri-food sector is not without controversies. More research is needed regarding technical improvement and its environmental impact.
Description: Data availability: Data will be made available on request.
ISSN: 0956-7135
Other Identifiers: ORCiD: Ashkan Pakseresht
Appears in Collections:Brunel Business School Research Papers

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