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Food System Digitalization as a Means to Promote Food and Nutrition Security in the Barents Region

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Northern Institute of Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
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Department of Information Systems and Technologies, Murmansk Arctic State University, 183038 Murmansk, Russia
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Institute for Informatics and Mathematical Modelling, Kola Science Center of RAS, 184209 Apatity, Russia
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Agriculture 2019, 9(8), 168; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture9080168
Received: 18 June 2019 / Revised: 18 July 2019 / Accepted: 25 July 2019 / Published: 1 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors Application in Agriculture)
The consumption of food and its safety are important for human security. In this paper, we reviewed the literature on future possibilities for transforming the food system through digital solutions in the Barents region. Such digital solutions will make food business operators more efficient, sustainable, and transparent. Developing cross-border infrastructures for digitalization in the region will break the isolation of the local food system, thus simplifying the availability of processed, novel and safe traditional food products. It is necessary for food growers and processors to respond to the trends driven by consumers’ demand while ensuring their safety. Our review highlights the opportunities provided by digital technology to ensure safety and help food business operators predict consumer trends in the future. In addition, digitalization can create conditions that are necessary for the diversification of organizational schemes and the effective monitoring of food processing operations that will help to promote food and nutrition security in the Barents region. View Full-Text
Keywords: food security; food system; digitalization; human security; Internet of things; sustainable; Barents region food security; food system; digitalization; human security; Internet of things; sustainable; Barents region
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Raheem, D.; Shishaev, M.; Dikovitsky, V. Food System Digitalization as a Means to Promote Food and Nutrition Security in the Barents Region. Agriculture 2019, 9, 168.

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