Call for Chapters: Cases on Managing Dairy Productive Chains


Eduardo Satolo, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Priscilla Mac-Lean, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: July 31, 2022
Full Chapters Due: September 30, 2022


In agricultural production, one of the sectors that stands out worldwide for its economic and social relevance is milk production.
Milk and its dairy products are the most important food group for the human diet and have different classifications in terms of the level of processing. Although there is a high consumption of the fresh product (raw milk), the production of other products, such as standardized whole milk, non-standardized whole milk, semi-skimmed milk and skimmed milk, and in the production of a wide variety of valuable processed products, stand out. aggregate, considered by-products.
Although food items tend to be produced in a complex system composed of several agents and with processes connected to supply chains, the dairy supply chain is seen as relatively simple and includes three main stakeholders: dairy production, processing and packaging, and retail.
However, this simplicity of chain management changes in a scenario in which milk production is concentrated in a high number of small-scale producers, who occupy areas where other crops are less viable. For these producers, and others involved in the dairy production chain, a set of difficulties must be faced in coordinating the agents of the dairy sector, in complying with regulatory institutional requirements, in meeting the minimum quality and hygiene criteria and in acting on deficiencies nutritional and sanitary management, and the lack of planning in rural properties.
At this point, in the literature there are few works that consolidate studies that address the dairy production chain, in particular dealing with aspects of good milk manufacturing and quality practices, environment and dairy farming 4.0 and management of the dairy production chain.


The publication of a book involving Management, Ambience and Good Practices in the Dairy Productive Chain is relevant because:
• Allows readers to broadly broaden their view on a topic.
• For academics and researchers, the relevance and topicality of the themes, and their applications in one of the main food production chains, such as milk, allows us to visualize new insights for research, in the various aspects of applicable management.
• For entrepreneurs (from the various links in the chain, from rural producers to processors), the presentation of cases in dairy segments instigates their application, an entrepreneurial spirit, and, as a result, innovation in management areas.
• For teachers and students, the cases presented serve as a subsidy for use in a teaching environment, illustrating the theoretical concepts.

Target Audience

The present book can be used as a research book for final undergraduate in animal science, food engineering, biosystems engineering, agricultural technology, and technical courses (e.g., agribusiness, quality management, chemistry, industrial processes, industrial engineering, etc.) or as a subject on postgraduate level. Also, this book can serve as a useful reference for academics, researchers, managers, engineers, and other professionals in matters related to engineering and management of industrial processes in the dairy chain. In terms of the market, we can highlight: Primary Market: Farmers, Engineers, Managers, Extensionists; Secondary Market: Researchers and Postgraduate Students.

Recommended Topics

Topics to be discussed in this book include (but are not limited to) the following:
● Good manufacturing practices and milk quality: Aims to receive studies that portray the means of manufacturing milk and its derivatives so that they can be improved through techniques of good sanitary and management practices. Studies that assess the quality of milk from small, medium and large producers, in addition to associating improvements in good manufacturing practices to quality improvement in accordance with the production and quality regulations of government agencies.
● Environment and dairy farming 4.0: Aims to receive studies that portray the effect of the environment on dairy herds and develop new technologies to improve the environment for animals and workers in the dairy sector. Studies on the maintenance of thermal comfort and behavior, as well as physiological and immunological variables of animals as tools that help in decision-making on the property, innovations in facilities for dairy cattle and in the project of technological innovations aimed at the sector are welcome.
● Management of the dairy supply chain: Aims to receive studies that portray the management of the dairy supply chain. It includes planning studies and the management of activities involved in supply and supply. Coordination and collaboration studies with channel partners (suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers and customers), manufacturing operations, coordination of processes and activities with and through marketing, sales, product design, finance and information technology.

Tentative Table of Contents/Topic Coverage
• Good manufacturing practices
• Quality of milk
• Milk analysis
• Animal biometeorology
• Dairy cattle 4.0
• Animal welfare
• Animal behavior

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 31, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by August 3, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by ,September 30 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Cases on Managing Dairy Productive Chains. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Important Dates

July 31, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
August 3, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
September 30, 2022: Full Chapter Submission


Eduardo Guilherme Satolo
São Paulo State University (UNESP)

Priscilla Ayllen Bustos Mac-Lean
São Paulo State University (UNESP)


Business and Management; Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Library and Information Science; Media and Communications; Social Sciences and Humanities; Science and Engineering
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