Getting Started

Food Data Market is an inclusive marketplace fostering new economic models for sustainable food supply chains based on data. It leverages key benefits of distributed ledger technologies (trust, neutrality, and inclusiveness) while keeping the key advantages of participants intact by employing a privacy-by-design approach that enables farmers and cooperatives to regain control of their data, give it a price tag, and sell it to interested partners in the supply chain.

About Food Data Market


We believe in an inclusive marketplace for sustainable food production, equitable distribution of gains, and digital sovereignty of citizens and farmers.


The Data marketplace is open-source software infrastructure that utilizes the OriginTrail protocol and the Ethereum blockchain. It is an open-for-all system, operating a peer-to-peer marketplace without central authorities that would present themselves as intermediaries or data aggregators. It enables data sellers to get compensated for sold datasets in a secure manner, utilizing strong encryption, data integrity enforcing mechanisms and the trusted execution capabilities of the underlying consensus layer of the Ethereum blockchain.


The Food Data Market app provides a human-centric user interface envisioned to enable both individuals and organizations to offer and be compensated for their data, as well as a place to browse and buy data of their interest.

How to use the Food Data Market

Step 1 - Setup a node

Start by installing and setting up your node.

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Step 2 - Prepare the connection between the UI and the node

After installing your node, establish the connection between the node and the Food Data Market app - a user interface (UI) you will use to sell or purchase data.

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Step 3 - Download and install the UI

Food Data Market is an app that will run in your web browser and will enable you to take part in the marketplace.

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Getting Around

Explore Datasets

Start by selecting the marketplace you wish to browse. Food Data Market presents you with a variety of different datasets across different categories: Sensor Data, Geo Data, Traceability Data, Certificate Data, Production Data, Master Data, Transportation Data, Raw Data and more.

Buy Data

To buy a particular dataset simply click preview and price (set by the data seller) will be automatically fetched and displayed. Click Initiate purchase to start and be patient since the sole process of purchasing can take some time due to the nature of DLT technologies. You can always track the current status of all your purchases on the Purchased Data page as well as by checking the status field on the right side of the top menu.

Put Data on Sale

To sell data simply visit Datasets on Sale page and click the “Put Data on Sale” button to start the process. It is important to understand that each dataset consists of two main components. First one is, publicly visible, general information aimed to give more context about the content of the data one is selling. Second component is the private part of the datasets is the part you’re offering for compensation. It is accessible only to the ones who purchase the data you offer. Finally, you need to associate a price (in tokens) which can even be edited afterwards.

Keep track of the datasets sold

On the Datasets on sale page you are able perform all necessary actions such as Preview Data, Pause and Edit Price of each and every datasets.

Monitor Activity

Track all transactions on your node on the Activity page. Chronological order differentiates all different types of activities such as bought data, sold data and makes it easy to be up to date.

Configure your Node

For Advanced Users.
System configuration pages can be accessed through the dropdown in top menu navigation. Follow the instructions on each respective page in order to tweak node to your liking.