Blockchain Project Tracks Mangoes In Australia

Blockchain project tracks mangoes in Australia. According to the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) website, the firm partnered with Australian mango producer Manbulloo and traceability software company Trust Provenance to test a supply chain management program across their supply chain and distribution centers in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

The project began in 2018 and employs sensors placed in mango crates to track the movement of the fruit in addition to monitoring its temperature, humidity, and transit time. Dr. Sam McMahon, Senator for the Northern Territory said “Manbulloo can see where their fruit is across the supply chain in real-time and maintain proactive quality control and quality assurance protocol to address any issues immediately and complement what is already a best-in-industry approach.” 

McMahon added that, “This project is shaping up to be a significant game-changer for the mango industry.” Andrew Grant, founder of Trust Provenance, said the scaled-up system would enhance the distribution of mangoes across the nation by eliminating waste and seeing exactly where any inefficiencies lie in the supply chain. For the 2.5 year-old testing process, which started in April 2018, the CRCNA raised more than $827,000.

[image: Alex King]

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