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Role of the Food Supply Chain Stakeholders in Achieving UN SDGs

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Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, 11080 Belgrade, Serbia
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UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change, ESCI-UPF, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Academic Editor: Giada La Scalia
Sustainability 2021, 13(16), 9095; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169095
Received: 29 June 2021 / Revised: 6 August 2021 / Accepted: 11 August 2021 / Published: 13 August 2021
This paper gives an overview of main food supply chain stakeholders and their role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As this supply chain is global, playing a significant role in feeding the world, a deeper analysis of 17 SDGs, their targets and indicators reveals numerous direct and indirect connections with various SDGs. To perform such an overview, the authors investigated the link between the main stakeholders of the chain (farmers, food processors, food traders and consumers) with UN SDGs. In parallel, the authors explored the roles of policymakers, inspection services, certification bodies and academia in supporting these SDGs. In spite of numerous papers, calculations and estimations, discussion and media coverage, the authors believe that only the tip of the iceberg has been revealed. Based on this overview, the authors emphasize SDG 2—Zero Hunger and SDG 12—Responsible Consumption and Production as the most dominant for the food supply chain. In parallel, the achievement of SDG 17—Partnerships for the Goals will enable deeper intertwining of the goals and all stakeholders in the food supply chain continuum. Additional efforts are needed to pave the way for fulfilling the targets of the UN SDGs and exceeding expectations of all stakeholders. View Full-Text
Keywords: farmers; food processors; food traders; food consumers; UN SDGs farmers; food processors; food traders; food consumers; UN SDGs
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Djekic, I.; Batlle-Bayer, L.; Bala, A.; Fullana-i-Palmer, P.; Jambrak, A.R. Role of the Food Supply Chain Stakeholders in Achieving UN SDGs. Sustainability 2021, 13, 9095. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169095

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Djekic I, Batlle-Bayer L, Bala A, Fullana-i-Palmer P, Jambrak AR. Role of the Food Supply Chain Stakeholders in Achieving UN SDGs. Sustainability. 2021; 13(16):9095. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169095

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Djekic, Ilija, Laura Batlle-Bayer, Alba Bala, Pere Fullana-i-Palmer, and Anet R. Jambrak 2021. "Role of the Food Supply Chain Stakeholders in Achieving UN SDGs" Sustainability 13, no. 16: 9095. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169095

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