Blockchain technology will help a farm or a nation to determine how sustainable their agricultural industry is as it accurately records information. Through blockchain technology one can track down to the specific farm or farmer from which a produce was taken. Sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare. This form of agriculture enables us to produce healthful food without compromising future generations' ability to do the same.
A country such as Jamaica and its farmers working toward sustainability in agriculture, can boast their economy through:
- The provision of more jobs as agriculture will become an attractive job
- Increased exports
- increased inflows of foreign exchange
- improved food security
Working towards sustainability in agriculture will see countries across the world such as Jamaica working towards achieving some of the United Nations Sustainability Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals.Through sustainable agriculture sustainable goals such as no poverty, no hunger, good health and good jobs and economic growth would be addressed.