Powered by various EU funding instruments, European agriculture is on its way to become smarter, more efficient, and more sustainable through continuous digital innovation and research. As part of this digital agricultural revolution, the OriginTrail protocol is supporting several trusted agri-food supply chain solutions within Europe-wide research and innovation consortia like SmartAgriHubs, DEMETER, and The Food Safety Market (TheFSM).

SmartAgriHubs is a Europe-wide project aimed at the digital transformation of European agriculture through the fostering of an agricultural innovation ecosystem dedicated to excellence, sustainability, and success. It is funded by the European Union with EUR 20 million and brings together a consortium of more than 160 partners. The OriginTrail protocol is a part of the flagship innovation experiment for the traceability of organic dairy and poultry supply chains, bringing new digital solutions to the market.

DEMETER is leading the digital transformation of Europe’s agri-food sector through the rapid adoption of advanced IoT technologies, data science, and smart farming, ensuring its long-term viability and sustainability. It brings together 60 partners from 18 European countries and is funded by the European Union with EUR 15 million. The OriginTrail protocol is enabling trusted product passports for food products in poultry and wine supply chains and is supporting the Demeter platform interoperability.

TheFSM project is developing an industrial data platform to give a digital boost to the way food certification takes place in Europe. It builds on the power of big data and state-of-the-art blockchain technologies to create an open and collaborative virtual environment that facilitates the exchange and connection of data between different food safety actors interested in sharing information that is critical to certification. Bringing together 11 partners from eight EU countries, the project will conduct extensive piloting with European providers of inspection and certification services. The project has a budget of EUR 6.5 million. The OriginTrail protocol is enabling trusted and secure data exchange within the platform to help create a transparent, data-powered certification ecosystem for safe food supply chains.

 

Funded by the EU

SmartAgriHubs has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 818182.

DEMETER has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement Nº 857202.

The Food Safety Market has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement Nº 871703.