Ethiopia is exploring the use of blockchain technology to track the supply chain for its largest export, coffee.
For the effort, the East African nation has partnered with blockchain research and development company IOHK to develop blockchain applications for coffee shipments and other areas of agriculture.
In a press release, IOHK said it is collaborating with the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology for the project, and will closely work with ministers, entrepreneurs and startups in the country.
Getahun Mekuria, the country's Minister of Science and Technology said that the research is focusing on using the Cardano blockchain platform as a base for work by Ethiopian developers.
According to Charles Hoskinson, CEO of IOHK, the company's efforts go beyond the supply chain project.
Coffee beans image via Shutterstock
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