EOPAA has recently provided in principle support for for R&D investment to implement block chain technology to provide digitised traceability of Tea Tree oil production. Block chain technology is a digital ledger of transactions that is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of computer systems. It holds transactional records and ensures security, transparency, and decentralization. It can be described as a chain or records stored in the forms of blocks in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack, or cheat the system.
ATTIA have previously received funding to develop a block-chain platform with technology provider Geora, and are now seeking further funding to implement the platform. See link to Youtube demonstration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiggsk-a54Y
“When developed to the point where a functional blockchain protocol has been tested and proven it will be made available to all accredited TTO producer members, all of whom have agreed to adopt any additional measures identified to ensure traceability for all stages of production up to the farm gate. Thereafter all other accredited members with a role in the supply chain for TTO will be encouraged and eventually required to adopt its use post farm gate.” T. Larkman CEO ATTIA