Blockchain is a decentralized database or digital ledger that is maintained and updated by a network of participating computers.
Smallholder farming is vital for transitioning for more sustainable agriculture, and it plays a significant role in many developing countries. As another core concept and skill of the blockchain technology is decentralization of the governance of data, production and agribusiness resources, it is hoped that this decentralization concept will effectively be implemented to ensure the well-being of smallholders from the spirit of “inclusive sharing” in the agricultural value chain.
The book contains 5 chapters which are written by the scholars from different countries to introduce the perspectives on blockchain technology in agriculture through cases and applications of it. In addition, it also will strengthen readers’ knowledge of the concept of decentralization.