Contemporary Issues in Food Supply Chain Management

Contemporary Issues in Food Supply Chain Management

by Jane Eastham and Luis Kluwe Aguiar
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1911396102 | 251 Pages | PDF | 14 MB

This vital new text offers a holistic view of the factors affecting the different tiers of sustainability, public health, poverty, security and production within the food supply chain. With contributions from international experts in the field, it takes particular emphasis on growing populations and the deployment of agricultural land for uses other than food production.

There are a growing number of key issues now facing the food agri-food and food industries, particularly in the light of growing populations and the deployment of agricultural land for uses other than food production e.g. biofuel. Contemporary Issues in the Food Supply Chain is the first text to provide a holistic overview covering topics such as: food security, sustainable intensification, obesity and food poverty, the environmental impact of the food supply chain, social and political climates and health.

The text is divided into 3 key areas as follows:

The supply chain - problems and dilemmas including traceability, integrity, the changing consumer and food definitions.
Sustainable sourcing of food including food resources and human evolution, CSR, food security and alternative food production
Case studies and new areas of research including rural land use; carbon footprint; managing pathogens; Brexit as an opportunity for nutrition related health in agricultural policy.

A must have text for academics, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and students in the fields of food management, agricultural and associated business courses


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