Special Issue "Innovative Organization of the Supply Chain to Promote the Circular and Green Economy"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Economics, Policies and Rural Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Fabio Gaetano Santeramo
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Department of Sciences of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Università di Foggia, Italy
Interests: food security; agricultural economics; economic development; agricultural policy
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Prof. Dr. Cosimo Magazzino
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Guest Editor
Department of Political Sciences, Università of Roma Tre, 00145 Rome, Italy
Interests: economic policy; public finance; energy economics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The concept of the circular and green economy was established in recent decades, when it was proposed to organize the economy as a circular system to ensure sustainable development.

The idea is based on the so-called 3Rs Principle—i.e., reduction, reuse, and recycle. This new economic model bests the traditional model based on the principle of “take, make, and dispose”. Following sustainable intensification, the agri-food systems may obtain desirable outcomes (i.e., a larger supply of food) and improved environmental conditions. As a result, the sustainable management of agri-food supply chains has become a strategic process enabling farmers and producers to establish greener production and consumption systems, based on reuse and recycling. Greener agri-food systems encourage the use of raw materials known as technical and biological nutrients, which do not have a detrimental impact on the environment.

Dr. Fabio Gaetano Santeramo
Prof. Dr. Cosimo Magazzino
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • circular economy
  • green economy
  • food loss
  • food waste
  • supply chain

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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