Kristian Moeller, CEO GLOBALG.A.P., organized a panel at the IFAMA 2017 International Conference in Miami on 20 May and discussed the potential impacts of blockchain on food supply chains. Blockchain technology makes use of new technologies including distributed databases that allows to store data in the cloud that cannot be manipulated once captured.

Speakers at the panel included representatives from our supplier member Olam International, CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) and the Rotterdam School of Management. In additional to the panel discussions, GLOBALG.A.P. assisted in organizing and judging IFAMA`s famous Student Case Competition, where agribusiness management students from around the world compete in solving a case presented by one of IFAMA's member organizations.

"IFAMA is a unique place for GLOBALG.A.P. to meet young talents that want to work in the food and agricultural sector", said Kristian Moeller, CEO of GLOBALG.A.P. "And there is no other place I know of, where we can learn so much in one place from applied research in our sector".

Next year`s IFAMA World Forum and Symposium will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in June 2018. www.ifama.org

Photo: GLOBALG.A.P.

from left to right: Kristian Moeller, GLOBALG.A.P.; Raj Vardhan, Olam; Larissa Oude Weernink, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands; Phil Abrahams, CABI