Blockchain-based Technology in the Coffee Supply Chain Trade: Case of Burundi Coffee
Keywords:Blockchain Technology, Supply Chain, Coffee Supply Chain, Technology Acceptance Model,
AbstractBlockchain is a decentralised database, encrypted tamperproof digital ledger technology that allows all network participants to trust each other and interact. This trust is initiated due to the automated verification of the transactions by every node in the network through cryptographic algorithms without any third-party interference. Previous literature identified that traceability, visibility, transparency, and security of operations across the supply chain are challenges to the traditional Coffee Supply Chain (CSC). These challenges raised from inaccuracy regarding manual processes and the involvements of several intermediaries throughout the overall CRC process. Considering these aspects, there is a need for an automated system that enables accurate, secure real-time costeffective supply chain which facilitates a fair CSC trade. Based on the results of the quantitative questioner conducted on all Burundi coffee actors, this study proposed the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) base Blockchain technology to be deployed in the Burundi Coffee industry.
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