Representatives of FARMS4CLIMATE project to participate in International Conference on Blockchain and its Applications in Guimarães, Portugal

The 5th International Conference on Blockchain and Applications (BLOCKCHAIN'23) will be held in Guimarães from 12 to 14 July 2023. This annual congress, organised by the University of Salamanca, the University of Minho, the University of Montreal LASI, IPG, IIIT, ISEP, IPB and Fidesol and sponsored by Air Institute and Indra, will bring together researchers and practitioners of blockchain and other technologies, who will share the ideas and advances associated with these technologies.

Agriculture currently faces several challenges, low incomes, inefficient practices and limited access to markets and information are widespread. To address those issues, agricultural models built around the sustainable integration of human activities within the ecosystem are needed. Bringing beneficial alternative organisational models to life is complicated by the fact that the drivers of agricultural transformation are location-specific and change over time.

This workshop will address the challenge of developing digital enablers, for smallholder farmers, which will improve their efficiency. The topics to be addressed are: blockchain applications in carbon farming, smart contracts for carbon farming, IoT for carbon farming, carbon farming use cases and blockchain-based distributed IoT systems for agricultural applications.


FARMS4CLIMATE is a research and innovation project funded by the PRIMA Foundation through the Horizon 2020 programme, which seeks to adapt and replicate transformative approaches. The idea is to develop trending topics such as regenerative agriculture and carbon farming to help rural communities identify new climate-friendly business opportunities adapted to local conditions and farming systems. The Farms4Climate consortium consists of twelve organisations from five different countries (Spain, Tunisia, Egypt, Greece, and Italy), including research institutions, as well as farmers' associations and small private companies.