2019 was a productive year for TE-FOOD. We started January serving an average of 60 000 business operations per day, to reach 430 000 per day by December.
End-to-end traceability on blockchain became a popular method to move towards supply chain transparency. While this sector is quite new, we see tremendous attention by food companies, media, and politicians as well.
Let’s see what the most important events were in 2019:
Processed food producer Cofidec implemented TE-FOOD from farm to export to establish a unified cultivation protocol on over 140 farms they are working with, and to have a better overview of the production processes.
TE-FOOD partnered with Malaysian organizations Islah Venture and Penang International Halal Hub to build the first Halal food blockchain hub. The cooperation intends to involve Halal certification bodies to verify all processes throughout the supply chain.
TE-FOOD implemented blockchain based traceability of carrots Auchan Italy’s supermarkets to enable consumers all over Italy to know the history of the food they eat. The project was realized with Big Group.
Erik Arokszallasi, CEO of TE-FOOD spoke about “How can blockchain technology help to control an animal epidemic issue?” on the Brussels Briefings event organized by CTA. Click here to view the complete presentation.
TE-FOOD published a joint research with FAO, CSIRO, GSO of Vietnam, and the Ministry of Agriculture of Vietnam. This is the first time that blockchain is mentioned as a potential source of new data for official livestock statistics.
The government of Dong Nai — the most important swine breeding province in Vietnam- decided to implement TE-FOOD’s Livestock Management and Epidemic Control system to mitigate the effects of African Swine Fever outbreaks.
TE-FOOD became a stable participant of the largest 15 blockchains in terms of daily activity. Blocktivity ranks blockchains to show fundamental value. In 1 year, the FoodChain had over 50 million operations.
Vinamilk, one of the largest dairy companies in Southeast Asia implemented TE-FOOD for farm-to-table traceability of their organic infant formula, and organic milk products. TE-FOOD was integrated into Vinamilk’s TetraPak based packaging.
TE-FOOD signed a MoU with the Ministry of Agriculture in Laos about creating a National Livestock and Epidemic Management System, to manage the devastating effects of African Swine Fever.
TE-FOOD partnered with Food Trace to enter Slovakia and the Czech Republic through Laurel Ltd. The goal is to promote and implement TE-FOOD by combining the market knowledge of Food Trace, and the retail experience of Laurel.
Can Tho City (Vietnam), the fourth biggest city in Vietnam decided to implement TE-FOOD’s Livestock Management and Epidemic Control system to mitigate the effects of African Swine Fever outbreaks in the Mekong Delta region.
TE-FOOD partnered with the Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry to improve the technological knowledge of the future food industry professionals, and the advancement of modern agricultural technologies.
TE-FOOD implemented a new masternode structure, and onboarded community 220 masternodes in 2019 to secure its blockchain. The new conditions include settlement calculated in USD, paid in ETH, one-click masternode setup without technical knowledge, and the possibility of zero operating cost for masternodes.
Migros, the largest retailer in Switzerland implemented TE-FOOD’s blockchain based traceability solution for its fresh fruits & vegetables supply chains to gain deeper insights, and improve operational efficiency to mitigate food waste. The project got a lot of coverage in the media (1, 2, 3).
TE-FOOD partnered with Jura Security Printing, — a global brand name in the high-security graphic arts trade — to provide a complete package of secure, copy protected identification technology, and end-to-end traceability of food products.
TE-FOOD launched Iridium nodes to decentralize software licencing. Over 400 Iridium nodes were onboarded to rent out their TFD licence tokens to supply chain companies on a daily basis.
TE-FOOD was awarded by CTA to implement its blockchain based solution in Trinidad for Callaloo, a traditional Caribbean vegetable dish. The project is funded by CTA (a joint institution of the ACP Group of States (Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific) and the European Union).
TE-FOOD launched BlockSeal, a new product to authenticate certificates on blockchain. BlockSeal complements TE-FOOD’s traceability offering to manage and verify certifications throughout the supply chain.
We are looking forward to an even more eventful 2020!