African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6801

Full Length Research Paper

A reference model of RFID-enabled application for traceability of foods production and distribution

  Shih-Chih Chen1*, Kevin Kuan-Shun Chiu2, Huei-Huang Chen1, Yucheng Kao1 and Ching-Fen Chang1
  1Department of Information Management, Tatung University, No.40, Sec. 3, Chungshan North Road, Taipei, 104, Taiwan. 2Graduate School of Business and Management, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 04 October 2011
  •  Published: 12 October 2011



This paper employs architecture of integrated information system (ARIS) as the holistic modeling methodology for analyzing step-by-step processes and radio frequency identification (RFID) as the tracking device for recording all procedures in logistics. The major purpose of this study is to establish an information traceability system on agricultural product for coordination and quality control over production, distribution, and consumption. The proposed model incorporates EPCglobal NetworkTM standards to generate, integrate, and disseminate the comprehensive records of paddy rice among farmers, distributors, inspectors, and consumers.


Key words: Radio frequency identification (RFID), architecture of integrated information system (ARIS).