Current situation requiring improvements
- Consumers are increasingly demanding in terms of transparent information on food quality, integrity, and origin.
- Proving the usage of traditional processing of locally produced raw material, preservation of nutritional value and compliance with high hygienic standards can be challenging.
Main activities in FAIRCHAIN
- Retrieve key operational information from Stymfalia cheese and yogurt production value chain and breeders and associate it with product characteristics.
- Design and implement the mechanisms and applications to allow access for interested parties through the usage of blockchain infrastructure.
Progress to date
The pilot has analysed, modelled and implemented two key cases: the production of the PDO Feta cheese and a sheep yoghurt developed in the context of FAIRCHAIN.
Feta cheese is the most widely consumed cheese in Greece. It is based on local milk coming from specific territories (including Peloponnese which is the basis of Stymphalia dairy). Its production is based on a series of rules (including the maturation duration, the milk origin, the intermediate steps) which have been modelled as Blockchain smart contracts.
Similarly, for the sheep product the process has been modelled and the steps are monitored verified using the Blockchain. Synelixis has designed the ICT system and used a private Blockchain (Quorum) to achieve high performance and minimum overhead and public Blockchain (Ethereum) to ensure public access and maximum access on behalf of the consumers.
The platform is currently under evaluation by the dairy for functional / non-functional aspects, while a consumer survey has offered useful input. Life-cycle assessment and business – related aspects are alo under careful consideration and evaluation at this phase of the project.
FAIRCHAIN tests Blockchain solution to communicate dairy product information to consumers
The FAIRCHAIN Blockchain solution is being evaluated as part of the Greek case study at the Stymphalia dairy premises. It concerns yogurt and feta cheese productions. Measurements are taken and the information is made available using QR codes, printed for piloting...
The first version of the ICT platform for traceability of Feta cheese production is available
After two successful co-creation workshops – the goal-defining workshop in June 2021 and the implementation workshop in January 2022 - and an intense design and implementation period, the first version of the ICT platform for trustworthy traceability information on...
FAIRCHAIN presented at Agrotica 2022
FAIRCHAIN results were presented by Synelixis at Agrotica - the leading exhibition event in Greece in the agro-economic sector and the largest trade fair in the Balkans and the Southeastern Mediterranean for agricultural machinery, equipment, and supplies. The event...
Greek case study implementation workshop
Breeders, producers, processors, representatives from retail, logistics, ICT and consumers participated in the implementation workshop of FAIRCHAIN's Greek case study. The Feta cheese process has been demonstrated and discussed with the participants using the pilot...
Case study update: Blockchain offering trustworthy info in local dairy production
By Andreas Papadakis, SYNELIXIS Local dairy production can have competitive advantages, including the use of locally produced milk, compliance with traditional processing methods resulting in richer taste, maintenance of nutritional value, and possibilities of...
Co-creation workshop for the Greek case study
Participants representing consumers, dairy production and processing, retail and ICT involving blockchain, smart agriculture, IoT experts and solution designers were part of the discussion aimed at defining goals for the Greek case study. They addressed consumer...