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Haiti technical cold chain dry run : applying distributed ledger technology to connect Haitian mango and avocado producers toforeign markets

Oostewechel, Rene; Régis, Yves-Laurent; Brouwers, Jan; Vogels, Jan; Smeenk, Anton; Ren, Xin-Ying

Summary

This report provides the technical results of a dry run transporting mangoes and avocados from Haiti to the US, Canada and The Netherlands. For both fruits, temperature has been registered from the moment of harvest till arrival at all destinations. Also logistical data related to the planning and preparation of the test, time needed for each step, and quality of fruits has been analysed. After the introduction chapter, technical data are provided for both mango and avocado in the next two chapters, with a concluding last chapter afterwards that provides overall analysis, lessons learned and recommendations. Use of the QR codes has allowed a transparent and digital process where all chain partners have open access to all information. The report presents a block chain test at limited level and actual implementation and scaling of block chain procedures might still need refinement like the longer ripening and/or storage before retail distribution.