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Creation of shared value in the beef cattle supply chain by means of data sharing along the different stages, taking account of consumer values (grass-fed meat and animal welfare and others). This demonstrative project will deal with IoT sensor data to feed the blockchain infrastructure. In terms of traceability, it will take advantage of the mandatory individual identification of each animal for beef cattle.

Operational challenges

The ShareBeef project uses the Internet of Things and Blockchain technologies to generate value in the beef production chain: from sowing the forage to the final product on plates. This project, which is part of the Internet of Food & Farm 2020 (IoF2020) programme, constitutes a case study in which precision agriculture companies, technologies and researchers create networks functioning towards a common goal: to bolster the value of the beef production chain through the promotion of a technological framework.