Coffee Board Activates Blockchain Based Marketplace in India (Download PDF)


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Commerce Secretary on 28th March launched blockchain based coffee e-marketplace at New Delhi. This pilot project will help integrate farmers w/markets in a transparent manner & lead to realisation of fair price for the coffee producer & the blockchain also reduce number of layers between coffee growers & buyers & help farmers double their income, he said.

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Image of Blockchain Technology

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Image of Production of Coffee in India

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The Project Activated by

  • Executive Director, International Coffee Organisation from Nairobi, Kenya

  • India’s High Commissioner to Kenya

Block Chain Based Marketplace App for Trading Indian Coffee

  • Intended to bring transparency in trade of Indian coffee, maintain traceability of Indian coffee from bean to cup, the grower paid fairly for his coffee produced

  • Coffee Board collaborates w/M/s EKA Plus a global leader in Digital Commodity Management platforms for Agriculture for development of Blockchain based marketplace application.

  • EKA Plus developed an app & a group of 15 - 20 coffee farmers exporters, roasters, importers & retailers registered on platform from India & abroad.

  • One of the few coffee block chain processor for coffee after France & Ethiopia in the world.

Transaction Process in App:

  • Stakeholders like coffee farmers, traders, coffee curers, exporters, rosters, importers & retailers register on platform to make trade transactions.

  • Coffee farmer registers credentials like place where coffee is grown, details of the crop, elevation, certificates if any & any relevant information.

  • A block is created for each of lot the farmer sells on Blockchain. The credentials of the block/lot will be stored on the Blockchain throughout its journey & are immutable.

About Indian Coffee

  • India is only country where entire coffee is grown under shade, handpicked & sun dried.

  • Produced by small coffee growers, tribal farmers adjacent to National Parks & Wild Life Sanctuaries in Western & Eastern Ghats, which are two of major bio-diversity hot spots in world.

  • Highly valued in world market & sold as premium coffees

About EKA

  • Global leader in providing digital commodity management solutions driven by Cloud, Blockchain, Machine Learning & Analytics

  • Company’s best-of-breed solutions serve the entire trading value chain across agriculture, energy, metals & mining & manufacturing markets

  • EKA’s mobile-first, enterprise apps are embedded w/commodity-specific algorithms that empower businesses to stay on top of volatile markets by letting them scale at will, go live faster & achieve better value for their investments.

  • It has offices across America, Asia, Australia & EMEA serving 100 + customers globally across multiple commodity segments.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 15, 2019

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