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Roadmap for National Adoption of Blockchain Technology Towards Securing the Food System of Qatar

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submitted on 2024-06-05, 05:55 and posted on 2024-06-05, 05:55 authored by William George, Tareq Al-Ansari

The national adoption of any technology involves the tight cooperation between the government and the key players involved in the sector of significance. This study highlights a road map toward blockchain technology (BCT) adoption and how it can catalyze better collaboration between the national authorities who play a vital role in securing food systems. The study discusses novel organizational and management concepts to blockchain-based digital governance and lays the foundation for future research. The methodology involves a combination of a systematic review and field research with officials of Qatar’s Food Security Program. As a result of analysing the case of Qatar, this paper analyzes the key features of both the BCT and the national food security goals of Qatar and investigates the technology–strategy fit. The outcomes include a blockchain collaboration matrix, “Technology Adoption and Stakeholder Effect” Matrix, and mapping the national strategies of Qatar Food Security to the capabilities of blockchain technology. Finally, this work concludes by providing concrete suggestions to help facilitate blockchain adoption within the national IT infrastructure, for better traceability and transparency in the food system.

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Published in: Sustainability
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su16072956

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Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library.

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  • English

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MDPI

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  • 2024

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This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • College of Science and Engineering - HBKU

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