Agri-Food Supply Chain Management: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Agri-Food Supply Chain Management: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

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Release Date: September, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 528|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1629-3
ISBN13: 9781522516293|ISBN10: 1522516298|EISBN13: 9781522516309
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The development of a sustainable agricultural system is a critical concern for any nation in modern society. By implementing proper supply chain processes, available natural resources and food can be better utilized.

Agri-Food Supply Chain Management: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a compendium of emerging perspectives on the development of an effective agricultural value chain and the optimization of supply chain management within the agriculture and food sectors. Highlighting theoretical frameworks, real-world applications, and future outlooks, this book is a primary reference source for professionals, students, practitioners, and managers actively involved in agricultural development.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agricultural Policies
  • Farming and Consumption
  • Global Warming
  • Logistics Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sustainability
  • Water Management

Reviews and Testimonials

This single-volume reference updates students, researchers, and practitioners on research into critical supply chain issues in the food business. It covers fundamental concepts and design methodologies, technologies and applications, organization and social implications, and critical issues and emerging trends. The topics include developing a framework for next-generation integrated agro food-advisory systems in developing countries, regional development disparities in Romanian agriculture and rural development: a multi-criteria approach, organic agriculture as a tool to make the economy green, the evolution of effective leadership practices in the Botswana Horticulture Council, and an agent-based hydro-informatics approach for engaging farmers in irrigation water management in Saudi Arabia.

– Protoview Reviews

This text by an international cast of scholars helps experts and practitioners stay informed regarding up-to-date research and provides insight into emerging trends and future opportunities within the discipline. The material is divided into four sections that provide comprehensive coverage of important topics: Fundamental Concepts and Design Methodologies; Technologies and Applications; Organizational and Social Implications; and Critical Issues and Emerging Trends. The material is well supplemented by such tools as tables, graphics, and diagrams, key terms and definitions, clear organization, and a compilation of references.

– Thomas E. Baker, ARBA

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