Data capture in an agricultural setting for traceability and management Academic Article uri icon


  • 1 Abstract The traceability of food, feed and food-producing animals that is incorporated into a food or feed, should be established at all stages of production, processing and distribution (regulation (EC) no 178/2002 of the European parliament and of the council of 28 January 2002). All international supply chains are forced to comply with these requirements. In practice, the partners involved along the chain of information towards the retailer end have assimilated the trend. Yet, the producer end, at the starting point of the information chain has only partially accomplished the assimilation. The main obstacle in carrying out traceability of agricultural products and keeping transparent production is the difficulty to acquire and record the required information in the complex farm environment of open fields or non- uniform farm structures of varying plot size and space, product aging and susceptible to …

publication date

  • January 1, 2005