The curriculum focuses on studying how current and next-generation Blockchain can support increased traceability and transparency in food supply chains and facilitate the implementation of green and sustainable schemes. The study topic will cover both practical and theoretical aspects.
From an application perspective, the study will contribute to the ambition of developing sustainable, productive, and climate-neutral agricultural systems that are respectful of biodiversity and resilient. It aims to provide consumers with affordable, safe, healthy, and sustainable food while minimizing pressure on ecosystems, improving public health, and generating fair economic returns for farmers. This will be achieved through exploring and harnessing the potential of Blockchain in the agri-food sector.
From a theoretical standpoint, all aspects of traceability, integrity, authentication, and identification (including Self-Sovereign Identity) will be considered, utilizing Blockchain’s characteristics. These principles will be applied to the agri-food sector, with a particular focus on green and sustainability issues.