VeChain builds government traceability platform for the Ongnuid banner region, Inner Mongolia, China

  • The latest adoption of VeChainThor use cases comes from Mongolia, China.
  • The government of Inner Mongolia has chosen the VeChainThor blockchain to power a comprehensive traceability platform.

The VeChain Foundation regards the new platform as a huge step forward for both the foundation and the whole blockchain ecosystem. In a tweet, the Foundation announced:

We are proud to announce that the Government of Inner Mongolia, China has chosen VeChainThor to power a massive, full traceability platform! This milestone, Government-led project is a massive step forward for VeChain and the mass adoption of blockchain.

Courtesy of VeChain

Since its first policies emerged in 2004, the Chinese government has been keenly focused on enhancing the supervision, traceability, and safety of its national food and beverage industries. The focus on this critical sector has only grown since, with successive policy updates increasing industry benchmarks to ensure high standards and eliminate instances of fraud and food-borne illness.

In more recent years, emphasis has been placed on the incorporation of cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain, IoT, and Big Data, with regional governments tasked with designing comprehensive systems incorporating these elements.

Regional governments answer the call

In January 2020, the Digital Agriculture Rural Development Plan (2019-2025) was published by the Ministry of Agriculture. It stated that blockchain technology should be adopted and implemented to meet the requirements for the development of the agricultural sector. In early 2021, the rice, millet, sunflower, beef, and lamb of Ongnuid Banner region were approved as geographically landmarked products.

Accordingly, VeChain’s blockchain solution will be applied to these products on an ongoing basis. The Bureau of Market Supervision and the Bureau of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry will also rely on the traceability platform to support outstanding local enterprises, cultivate rural brands and demonstrate the quality of products from the region. So far, 12 enterprises have been successfully connected to the agricultural traceability platform, the first batch of merchants to be empowered by the platform.

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The success of the initial roll-out vindicates the cost efficacy and capability of the Foundation´s solution, as well as its adequacy in meeting stringent government policies. Consequently,  the platform will welcome additional companies and product lines in the coming years. In terms of network activity, the platform is expected to be consistently second only to Walmart’s traceability platform, with transactions generated at every step of the process.

The VeChain Solution now serves as a benchmark and inspiration across China, especially for regions that are looking to build their own traceability platforms that are in line with government policies.

The solution addresses itself with user interfaces adapted to the appropriate needs of the parties:

Government:
The regional government gains oversight of details from across the supply chain, including the location of enterprises/factories, marketing/sales/distribution of products, quality assurance data, and additional information such as warnings or news on products, for example, in the case of product recalls, enabling a rapid response.
Enterprise:
Enterprises can log in and manage the entirety of their product ranges on-chain, uploading data associated with operations from across the whole supply chain as well and reviewing historical data.
The platform was purposefully designed to be simple to join and operate, with clearly labeled catalogs and instructions that serve to significantly lower barriers for rural businesses. Vechain’s ToolChain™ makes mass adoption of blockchain possible even in rural environments, a technology often associated with high complexity.
Consumers & End users:
For the end-user, there is a highly detailed landing page that provides an overview of company profiles, product details, the process of production, quality test reports, traceability of ingredients, and the item’s on-chain TXID.

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