Session Title: "Panel: Blockchain Technology Application in Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges"
Speaker: Nino Adamashvili, Ph.D., Post-doc Researcher at the University of Palermo
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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:   Ph.D. Nino Adamashvili - currently is a post-doc researcher at the University of Palermo and carries her activity at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and a notable experience in the Sustainable Development, in the Agri-Food Supply Chain Management and in the practical implication of emerging technologies with particular focus on the Blockchain Technology (BCT). Nino has participated in and won numerous national and international projects for study and research activities, she actively participates in international conferences, workshops and seminars and attends the courses related to her research field. Moreover, Nino acts as a reviewer in the number of peer-review journals and organizes the conferences. She speaks Georgian (native), English, Italian and Russian languages. Scopus Author ID: 57216846251 (