Special Issue "Food Consumption and Sustainable Agri-Food Chains"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2021.
Globally, food consumption has changed dramatically with the exploding population, economic growth, and rapid urbanization, especially in developing countries. Consumers not only demand a sufficient amount of food, but also high-quality diets and nutrients. In many developing countries there is a shift towards more animal products, which tend to have a strong impact on natural resources. Consumers in high-income countries are becoming more and more concerned about food waste, animal welfare, organic foods, and overeating. Around the globe, there are still vast numbers of starving and malnourished people, and at the same time a growing number of obese people. International trade and well-functioning food value chains are considered to be essential factors in combating hunger, malnutrition, and overnutrition. Agri-food markets are facing serious uncertainties, such as international trade disputes and the COVID-19 pandemic, and have to increasingly cope with environmental regulations. Accelerated digitalisation is likely to play a crucial role in boosting the performance of the agri-food business. We invite experts from agricultural economics and related fields to contribute studies from industrialized and developing countries to improve the mutual understanding of changing food consumption patterns and the design of sustainable agricultural and food markets.
Prof. Thomas Glauben
Manuscript Submission Information
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- food consumption
- agri-food markets and value chains
- sustainable development