The objective of this call is to support the implementation of blockchain use cases addressing the agri-food sector in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries, in order to contribute to its transformation.
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries.
In October 2017, CTA organised a workshop on blockchain opportunities for the agricultural sector in ACP countries. Participants recommended that much more must be done to educate value chain actors, entrepreneurs and policymakers on the understanding and advantages of the technology. Promoting proofs of concept and use cases were also recommended. The launch of this call for proposals is one of the follow-ups to recommendations of this workshop.
Illustration Photo: Agricultural robot (credits: Claire Benjamin / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))