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Companies and country's responses to the corona crisis: 
  1. Amid Covid-19, the Gulf region commits $200m to safeguard its food security with agtech. 
  2. Philippines turbocharges farm-2-consumer marketplace program with tech to soften Covid-19 blow. 
  3. Trade Me takes NZ livestock and feed sales online during Covid-19 lockdown. 
Trend seems to be that countries and companies are doing everything they can to shorten and decentralise their supply chains in order to keep feeding their population. Its going to be interesting to see what the longer lasting effects of this will be on our global food supply. 


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  • [Click here] A Story of how bitcoin can help feed people in Salvador in times of crisis: 
  • [Click here] Why COVID-19 heightens critical need for digitised trade and contact-free (blockchain) solutions 
  • [Click here] Protectionism may aggravate supply chain vulnerabilities during COVID-19, stresses FAO (about food security)
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As we are slowly adapting to a new reality posed by a worldwide pandemic, we are once more confronted with the flaws in our food system. Social farmer and CEO at the Eemlandhoeve Jan Huijgen reflects on a much needed restoring of the connection between farmers and consumers, as we explore the question: how can blockchain help bring back the human connection in our food?
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Another week of crisis, food insecurity and growing need for decentralised solutions. You can find all our B4AG articles in this page here.


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Launch Fairfood trace
Last week, Fairfood officially launched its blockchain enabled food traceability platform, Trace. You can take part in the (online) launch event on the 14th of May (5PM CEST) to see how the platform looks like and works for Trabocca, so you can get a better understanding of how blockchain enabled traceability works in practise. Sign up here:
https://event.webinarjam.com/register/7/py3ngiq




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Public vs private blockchains is always an interesting one. I personally prefer public blockchains as I believe the agrifood sector is in need of more radical transparency, which public blockchains can provide. However, I do also understand that not every company wants to become fully transparent, or is even able to become fully transparent (yet). Therefore it is a logical thought for food brands to think they need to at least start off with a private blockchain, or to never use a public blockchain to begin with. But what many don't know is that using a public blockchain doesn't necessarily means that all your data will be on the streets. One can choose which information to publish on a blockchain and which not, or make use of the many encryption algorithms available, such as zero knowledge proofs, that also allow us to proof things publicly, without making the actual data public. But, are these solutions private and secure enough? Or the other way around, are private blockchains transparent enough? Some argue that use of private blockchains defeats the purpose of using blockchains to begin with as the data is now still in the hands of a view players. Which blockchain serves better for agrifood value chain purposes? I am really curious to hear your opinions on this one. 

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Last week, Fairfood officially launched its blockchain enabled food traceability platform, Trace. If you missed the (online) launch event on the 14th of May, don't worry! We have a replay link available so everybody can still see how the platform looks like and works for Trabocca. I think its a great practical example of how such a solution would look like in practice. Watch the replay here:
https://event.webinarjam.com/go/replay/7/0v324ama7bob2 


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If you missed Fairfood's Trace webinar that is no problem, you can watch a replay using this link:
https://fairfood.nl/en/blog/the-8-most-burning-questions-from-the-webinar/

Lastly, I would like to share this cool site that lists blockchain projects. Worth to take a look.  
https://positiveblockchain.io/


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  • The potential of Decentralised Finance 
    This video explains the enormous potential of the decentralised finance (DeFi) movement for the 1.7B people without access to financial services. With access to smartphones, 1.1B people could build up a digital identity, get access to financial services so they can eventually participate and even compete in a global economy. The video then goes on to hype a cryptocurrency called Cardano which is building digital identity solutions for the unbanked (if you don't like cryptocurrency hype you can skip the last part of the video). 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MJIrOs5Ij8&t=333s

  • 6 (out of 9) Ways in which blockchain can help smallholder farmers
    When we started off creating content for this community, we created a blog post called the 9 ways in which blockchain and digitalisation can help smallholder farmers which outline the potential blockchain and DeFi for farmers. By now, we tackled 6 out of these 9 ways with different blog posts which are all linked in the original post. Some articles are guest blogs created with other partners in this community (Agri-wallet, Topl, The New Fork, ScanTrust and IBISA). The content in this series provides very informational and in depth knowledge on the different ways in which farmers can be empowered by blockchain.
    https://fairfood.nl/en/resources/9-ways-blockchain-can-help-smallholder-farmers/
     
P.S. At Fairfood we are always open for exchanging guest blogs, contact us if you are interested!


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