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Special Issue "3rd International Forum on Agri-Food Logistics Towards the Sustainability of Logistics in the Agri-Food Supply Chains"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Interests: value chain; agri-food supply chains; agribusiness; rural development; sustainable development; rural tourism; agricultural economy; cluster
This Special Issue will include papers covering a wide range of aspects related to strategies for sustainable development in agri-food supply chains. Activity in this area is still rare and poses a challenge both for scientists and practitioners.
The processes occurring in the global economy necessitate the reorganization of logistical processes in an environmentally friendly way, for example, by reducing the number of journeys, planning shorter transport distances, having more direct shipping routes, improving packaging quality, having transparency in all processes "from farm to fork", as well as improving the use of existing resources. The aim of the forum is to present the results of scientific research and practical experience in the logistics of agri-food chains. We invite you to share your experiences in this area.
Papers presenting solutions in this field related to balancing agri-food supply chains (AFSCs), reducing losses and waste in the processes of food processing and distribution, maintaining high standards and food security, and addressing the problems of traceability and CSR and LSR concepts are especially welcome.
Papers selected for this issue may also address methodological development in assessing the sustainability development of agri-food logistics, including holistic methods and other modeling approaches.
Prof. Dr. Felix Arion
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- sustainable development
- agri-food supply chains (AFSCs)
- logistics processes
- CO2 reduction
- loss and waste of food
- quality standards
- food safety
- CSR and LSR concepts for AFSCs