A division of the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries called the Japan Gibier Promotion Association, will use a blockchain to secure the supply chain of Japanese wild game meat. This will allow end consumers to trace the history of the meat.
This association is partnering with Tech Bureau, a FinTech and cryptocurrency startup to use its Mijin, a private blockchain based on the NEM protocol, which is a peer-to-peer platform technology.
This would be the first use case for the Japanese government pertaining to the deployment of the Mijin blockchain.
According to figures from the Ministry of the Environment, there has been a simultaneous significant reduction in the number of licensed hunters, and an increase in the population of wild boar and deer, which damages agricultural land and endangers the human population.
Blockchain stands as the solution to a more efficient wild meat supply chain in the country. In fact, the blockchain will record the meat data from the processing factory and will compare it with data on the traditional supply chain. In the case of a discrepancy between the two entries, automated alerts are sent out.
This process, therefore, ensures a transparent and traceable supply chain to oversee game meat.