September 18, 2020


Chinese national animal health initiative adds blockchain provider


The China Animal Health And Food Safety Alliance (CAFA) is a government-backed organisation directly under the Chinese National Agricultural Science Technology Innovation Alliance initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China, which aims to build a trusted platform that connects the government, industry associations, producer enterprises and research institutes in the food sector. China-based blockchain provider VeChain has officially joined CAFA as one of its council members.

VeChain will be the sole public blockchain technology provider in the alliance of more than 130 domestic and international members, providing technical and infrastructural support.

The members include large corporations and organisations upstream and downstream in the food industry, such as supermarkets, food and beverage manufacturers, and e-commerce platforms. Other members include major research labs, agricultural and animal-related suppliers.

VeChain intends to enhance CAFA's strategy of "building a from-farm-to-table traceability system across the entire country".

By using VeChain ToolChain™, all members of the alliance will be able to log key food production processes onto the blockchain in an immutable and secured way, bridging trust between consumers and the companies with regard to the provision of safe, high-quality and healthy food of animal origin.

Building upon its experience of collaborating with large corporate intiatives such as Walmart China Food Traceability Platform and Foodgates, VeChain ToolChain provides built-in, ready-to-use templates and customisable tools, enabling food companies to quickly achieve full lifecycle traceability for their supply chains at a controllable cost.