Special Issue "Sustainable Agriculture-Food Supply Chains: Innovation, Technologies, and Decisions"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 4505
Interests: supply chain risk management; supply chain resilience; knowledge mobilisation; eHealth technologies
Interests: sustainability; supply chain management; technology
Interests: sustainable supply chain management; food supply chain management; supply chain relationship and network governance; social network research
Agriculture food supply chains (AFSCs) are defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as “linked events in the agricultural production of food, which involves all stages of production, processing, trading, distribution, and consumption – namely, from ‘farm-to-fork’”. Its smooth, efficient, and sustainable development plays a key role in generating employment worldwide, increasing income of poor households in developing countries, alleviating the impacts of climate crisis, and contributing to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs), such as no proverty, zero hunger, and responsible consumption and production.
Governments launched various programs for promoting AFSCs’ sustainability. For example, the UN environmental program conducted two pilot projects for improving sustainable management of lobster supply chains in Northeastern Brazil and rice production in Thailand’s Central Valley. The FAO has developed appraoches and tools to promote inclusive and efficient food systems by better integrating small-scale farmers into agribusiness. To achieve a better understanding of sustainable AFSCs, we launched this Special Issue to explore how to strengthen sustainable development of AFSCs through innovations, technologies, and decisions. This Special Issue welcomes contributions on the following themes (although this list is not exclusive):
- Social, environmental, and economic innovations for achieving sustainable AFSCs;
- The application of Industry 4.0 technologies (e.g., big data) for achieving sustainable AFSCs;
- Integration decision-making processes into various stages of AFSCs to achieve sustainable AFSCs;
- The role of knowledge management for achieving sustainable AFSCs;
- The application of sensors, precision agriculture, and drones for reducing waste consumption;
Dr. Guoqing Zhao
Dr. Femi Olan
Dr. Haiyan Lu
Prof. Dr. Shaofeng Liu
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- sustainable agri-food supply chains
- innovations, advanced technologies
- decision-making processes