How an Indian Start-Up Is Testing Blockchain in the Seed Supply Chain
Ahmedabad, India-based agritech startup MyCrop is currently testing blockchain in the seed supply chain to track its entire supply movement — from seed aggregators, distributors, retailers to farmers, reports Dipen Pradhan for Inc42. The move to implement blockchain is aimed at bringing transparency and authenticity and stopping spurious and low-quality seeds from entering the market.
So far, the agriculture industry lacks a proper mechanism that can validate and track the distribution of good seeds, claims MyCrop’s founder Deepak Pareek. So much so that farmers don’t get much information about the origin of the seeds they would be sowing.