On-the-Ground Update

The Pine Nut value chain - how blockchain came to boost transparency and assurance of qualit

Published Feb 3, 2022
Top fulfillment suppliers in Portugal are using blockchain as a method of transparency and quality assurance for the Mediterranean Pine Nut market. This is very important due to the price asymmetry between the different Pine Nut species and origins, unfortunately increasing counterfeiting practices numerous times.

Whenever interested buyers source Pine Nut from Portugal, the products that receive the attention are Pinus Pinea L. Using this complete traceability system, the origin is tracked, and information related to harvesting and packaging is shared with end-consumer. When the customer picks a Pine Nut Packaging from the supermarket´s shelf and simply reads the QR code attached, a full information file is unlocked, including photos of the different processing stages.
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