Traceability Technologies: Crops

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Collaboration Urban farming Traceability Food safety Monitoring/Surveillance Supply-chain management Trade policy

Improved traceability technologies in the food system can help to ensure that the food is not spreading diseases and is of high quality. If a certain crop needs to be recalled, this technology can help to quickly identify the bunch of crops that need to be removed and prevent throwing out the high quality crops. A combination of tracking technologies and an easy-to-use online or mobile interface that can be used to trace product movement across the supply chain. These include latest technological advancements such as innovative implementations of Radio frequency identification (RFID) that can make to increase the sales of wheat flour, or allowing the consumer to know the full record of the IV range products through the smartphone; knowing the food authenticity with an isotope analysis or by analyzing the DNA sequences.

Supply chain segment

Handling, storage and transport/distribution

Maturity level



Food quality Food safety Food availability

SDG target

SDG 2: Zero Hunger SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production SDG 15: Life on Land


Urban Peri-urban Rural Marine/Coastal

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Traceability Decision Tree
Cornell University's National Good Agricultural Practices Program provides an overview of the need for traceability systems and approaches for implementation.
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