Wednesday, 22 November 2017 / Published in Info Buku
Climate Change Adaptation and Food Supply Chain Management
The success of the entire food supply chain depends on the prosperity of farms and local communities. The direct climate change risks faced by the agricultural sector are therefore also risks to businesses and food supply chains. Hence the importance of resilience at farm level, community level and business level when looking at food supply chain policy and management.
Climate Change Adaptation and Food Supply Chain Management highlights the issue of adaptation to climate change in food supply chains, the management and policy implications and the importance of supply chain resilience. Attention is given to each phase of the supply chain: input production, agriculture, food processing, retailing, consumption and post-consumption. European case studies demonstrate the vulnerabilities of contemporary food supply chains, the opportunities and competitive advantages related to climate change, and the trans-disciplinary challenges related to successful climate adaptation. The authors argue for a redefinition of the way food supply chains are operated, located and coordinated and propose a novel approach enhancing climate-resilient food supply chain policy and management.
About the Author
Ari Paloviita is a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Marja Järvelä is a Professor in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.