Session Title: "Panel: Blockchain Technology Application in Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges"
Speaker: ​ Daniela Panio,  PhD student, University of Foggia
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Session description: Blockchain technology (BCT), originally developed for mining of cryptocurrency, has a potential to solve the problem of data reliability, transparency, and traceability, thus guaranteeing the trustworthiness of information. Because of these characteristics, BCT has been applied in various different areas. Its benefit for the food and beverage supply chain is especially noteworthy. In this panel presentations we will be giving the overview to the attendees about BCT, its characteristics and impact on the different areas; We will describe the impact of BCT on the agri-food supply chain and we will highlight the potential of BCT in this field through case study and simulation. Finally, we will share the results of our ongoing project regarding BC application in wine industry on the example of three Italian wineries.

Bio:   Daniela Panio - Currently she is a PhD student in Translational Medicine and Health Systems Management at the University of Foggia and carries her activity at the Department of Economics. She holds a University Degree in Agricultural Science and a notable experience in the economic valuation of public goods, in rural development and in innovation of agricultural firms. Daniela has participated in national projects for study and research activities, and she is speaker in national and international conferences and workshops. Daniela is reviewer for peer-review international journals relating to Agricultural Economics.