A Delphi Study on Blockchain Application to Food Traceability

Anna Aldrighetti, Maurizio Canavari, Martin K. Hingley


Blockchain has been described as a breakthrough Information and Communication Technology having the potential to ensure safe, immutable and transparent information exchange between actors. This study attempts to foresee whether Blockchain will play an important role in traceability management and how this innovation is expected to change the agri-food sector's future, using a Delphi group discussion with experts. According to our results, blockchain is potentially recognised as a decentralised system able not only to harmonise safety and quality standards but also to reduce bureaucracy. Greater efficiency and reliability of the system would lead to the establishment and coordination of new supply chain relationships.


Blockchain; Food Traceability; Food Safety; Supply Chain Management

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18461/ijfsd.v12i1.72

ISSN 1869-6945


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