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TraceHarvest2020-11-25T15:53:34-05:00

Transforming the Future of the Agricultural Industry

TraceHarvest is the first blockchain solution of its kind to track and trace the full lifecycle of agricultural products starting at the seed source.

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“Blockchain technology is already revolutionizing the agriculture industry, and we’re leading the way thanks to our partnership with Bayer Crop Science which has turned this concept from idea into reality. Together, we’re developing world-class innovation with farmers, setting new standards in sustainability, and driving digital transformation that will shape the future of the industry.”

Kieren James-Lubin President and CEO at BlockApps

Introducing the New Blockchain-Powered Agricultural Business Network by BlockApps

Developed in collaboration with Bayer Crop Science, the leading technology innovator in the agriculture industry, the BlockApps TraceHarvest platform brings supply chain efficiencies, transparency, compliance and stewardship to agricultural products and sets new standards in sustainability, driving digital transformation, and food system resiliency that will shape the future of the agriculture industry.

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Traceability

TraceHarvest is the world’s first blockchain business network to track the entire production lifecycle of agricultural products starting from seeds. The platform provides new solutions around food quality and transparency, tracking your products journey with full visibility.

Stewardship

For products like seeds, TraceHarvest provides a full picture of stewardship as they are sold, exchanged, planted, harvested, and processed. The platform has been built and tested to the highest industry standard for traceability and provides a first and best-in-class solution for the grain industry.

Safety & Sustainability

Through access to improved supply chain information, TraceHarvest enables you to optimize your own operations and leverage the platform for other impactful use cases such as carbon offset crediting to food safety recalls, promoting both sustainability and consumer well-being.

Scalability

TraceHarvest’s global platform is highly scalable, allowing you to add more business processes, use cases, and tech integrations into the very same network. For example, you can collaborate with downstream food producers to extend tracking of agricultural products even further down the value chain and ultimately verify claims made about ingredients and sustainability practices.

Compliance

Current analog processes create significant costs in labor and resources and fail to deliver the data that farmers and other value chain participants need. Such inefficiencies also put businesses at risk of compliance violations. TraceHarvest traces products accurately to provide strong proof of compliance.

Security

Farmers, manufacturers, distributors, and processors can selectively share and review data within a single, secure platform, making activities available to the entire chain. This streamlined engagement and real-time information exchange allows all parties to identify and address product tracking and integrity issues faster and more securely than previous manual processes allowed.

TraceHarvest Network

TraceHarvest is designed to connect all aspects of the agribusiness value chain.

  • Farmers & Growers

  • Seed & Input Providers
  • Farm Equipment Manufacturers

  • Crop Protection & Chemical Companies

  • Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Firms & Retailers
  • AgTech, IoT & Precision Agriculture Companies
  • Shipping & Logistics Services
  • Farm Financing & Insurance Providers
  • Cloud & Network Technology Providers

  • Regulators & Data Standards Bodies

“By enabling the traceability of products throughout the food supply chain, TraceHarvest will provide a basis for new solutions and services around the food quality and transparency questions that are top-of-mind for farmers and consumers.”

Sascha IsraelBayer Crop Science CIO and Head of Digital Transformation

Seed Traceability on TraceHarvest

For agriculture products like seeds, TraceHarvest provides a full picture of stewardship as they are sold, exchanged, planted, harvested and processed.

In collaboration with Bayer Crop Science, the platform has been built and tested to the highest industry standard for traceability and provides a first and best-in-class solution for the grain industry.

This solution has been tested over the course of several growing seasons to track the lifecycle and status of Bayer’s highest-value agricultural products, including soybeans and corn, from sale and planting through harvest.

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SEED TRACEABILITY WITH BLOCKCHAIN

Input Providers

Track seed provenance farther downstream, in real-time, from a single source of truth at lower costs.

Dealers

Real-time inventory and logistics information with clear, reliable transaction data for future planning/pricing.

Growers

Standardized, automated compliance checks; richer, more reliable accounting information and crop data.

Processors

Clear crop provenance, logistical, and financial information for better compliance and inventory/revenue forecasting capabilities.

“Bushel’s collaboration with TraceHarvest and Bayer Crop Science strengthens our ability to make good on our promises to properly connect and protect data, add value to farmers and agribusinesses, and agnostically power new possibilities in agriculture.”

Jake Joaraanstad
CEO, Bushel

“Using TraceHarvest in production has allowed us to drive operational efficiencies, create value and have greater visibility, transparency and compliance throughout the entire food supply and value chain.”

Michael Pareles
Digital Strategy & Growth Lead, Bayer Crop Science

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please use our contact form if you have additional questions that aren’t found here.

The TraceHarvest network is the first blockchain solution of its kind to track and trace the full lifecycle of agricultural products, starting at the seed source. It was created in cooperation with one of the world’s largest seed providers, Bayer Crop Science.

TraceHarvest is designed to connect all aspects of the agribusiness value chain, bringing supply chain efficiencies, transparency, compliance, and stewardship to agricultural products.

TraceHarvest will set new standards in sustainability, driving digital transformation, and food system resiliency that will shape the future of the agriculture industry.

Current farm-to-table solutions don’t capture information about the seed source, which contains some of the most important information about the agricultural products we consume.

TraceHarvest improves traceability, providing a clearer picture of where our ingredients come from for food processors. Seed providers benefit from being able to see how their products are used and improved stewardship compliance.

TraceHarvest’s enhanced traceability also provides the means to solve problems beyond the seeds themselves; promoting both sustainability and consumer well-being through solutions including carbon offset crediting, outcome-based pricing, and safer, faster food recalls.

TraceHarvest uses a permissioned blockchain ledger (also known as an enterprise blockchain) to track the status of agricultural products. It does not use cryptocurrency or any open public networks.

TraceHarvest also uses Solidity smart contracts – a unique feature of the Ethereum blockchain protocol – in order to program and automate business activities and rules into the TraceHarvest network.

Importantly, TraceHarvest then runs on the BlockApps STRATO blockchain platform, which makes it truly enterprise-grade and production-ready. Visit blockapps.net/faq for more information, starting with blockchain 101.

Data privacy is a key priority of the TraceHarvest network. As a permissioned blockchain network, all network participants are known and secure within the network.

All members of the network voluntarily contribute and own their data – information is kept private within TraceHarvest and never shared with any network member without consent.

TraceHarvest is the first agricultural traceability solution to start the very beginning of the growing process: the seed source.

Other blockchain solutions tend to focus on the ‘farm-to-table’ segment of the value chain, or on improving crop trading.

This is why we don’t consider other current blockchain solutions as competitive; we see a future where these other blockchains interoperate with TraceHarvest.

TraceHarvest is now open to new members, and we’re already seeing high levels of interest from companies across the value chain.

Input providers (e.g. seeds, crop protection) and food companies are encouraged to join today and see the benefits of TraceHarvest seed traceability.

Any agriculture business or partner that wants to be part of the industry’s transformation is also welcome.

Sign up below to stay in the loop with the latest information – including new resources, events and promotions – or request a meeting with our Director of Business Development – Agriculture Sid Siefken at sid@blockapps.net

Learn more about the TraceHarvest Network

Members of the agribusiness value chain – including farmers, manufacturers, distributors, processors, and technology providers – can now join TraceHarvest. Contact us to learn more about how blockchain technology can meet your business needs.

Direct Contact

Sid Siefken
Director of Business Development – Agriculture
sid@blockapps.net





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