About the project
With support of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), DO-IT Organic, SanoRice, Udea, AmruRice, Oxfam Novib and Schuttelaar & Partners are committed to make the supply chain of organic Cambodian rice transparent, sustainable and fair.
The BlocRice pilot phase from 2018-2019 provided proof of concept for real-time monitoring on social production conditions in the supply chain and how the data, stored in Blockchain, can be used to enhance supply chain transparency.
During the BlocRice implementation phase (2020-2022), field trainings are provided to increase income and reduce costs at farm level. In addition, all supply chain partners are linked to the Blockchain to ensure a fully transparent supply chain.
Farmers in Cambodia often do not have a computer or laptop, but commonly have a mobile phone with internet. Therefore, the blockchain is linked to a mobile application: the farmer application.
In addition to storing transactions, the application functions as a farmer field book where data on farming inputs and outputs are stored.
The aim of this app is to provide farmers insights on their yields, costs and earnings.
By proving these insights, farmers are supported in making informed decisions.
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A living income is the remuneration received for a standard workweek by a worker in a particular place sufficient to afford a decent standard of living for the worker and her or his family. Farmers in the BlocRice project experience a living income gap of 31%.
The Blocrice project is powered by Susori, a powerful supply chain traceability platform. It consists of two main components:
Individual actors — up to the farmer level — have agency and ownership of their own data using the Susori Data Layer. The Data Layer is public, decentralized and based on blockchain principles. It allows data exchange and independent validation of supply chain conditions (such as, is a fair price paid?) without trusting a central gatekeeper.
Supply chain Builder
To give meaning to the raw data in the Data Layer, to easily consume and commit transactions, the Supply Chain Builder is used to model any food commodity supply chain on top of the Data Layer. By specifying the supply chain actors, stages, key information points and product transformations, it provides developers with an easy to use web-based API to interact with the Data Layer.
By leveraging the API's as generated by the Supply Chain builder custom apps are easily built, for example using common web technologies like Laravel and React. The Farmer App, Consumer App and Supply Chain Dashboard within the Blocrice project are examples of these. Such apps can be written by regular developers without blockchain or decantralized technology expertise.
BlocRice — Technical Architecture