Sustainability Challenges in the Agrofood Sector.

Bhat, Rajeev.
New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2017.
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Title Page
Copyright Page
List of Contributors
Introductory Note: Future of Agrofood Sustainability
Chapter 1 Food Sustainability Challenges in the Developing World
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Agriculture and the Food Sustainability Sector
1.2.1 Biodiversity and Agriculture
1.2.2 Agricultural Development
1.2.3 Agriculture: Pests and Rodents
1.2.4 Agriculture and Organic Farming
1.2.5 Livestock, Poultry and Aquaculture
1.3 Food Security and the Developing World
1.3.1 Poverty, Hidden Hunger and Diseases
1.3.2 Emerging Diseases
1.3.3 Stability of Food Supply and Access to Safe, High-quality Foods
1.3.4 Food Diversification
1.3.5 Health (dietary) Supplements
1.3.6 Food Wastage
1.3.7 Food Safety
1.3.8 Sustainability Challenges in the Food Industry
1.4 Conclusions and Future Outlook
Chapter 2 The Role of Small-scale Farms and Food Security
2.1 Introduction
2.2 The Elusive Search for Sustainability
2.3 Food Security, the Bio-economy and Sustainable Intensification
2.4 Global Land Grabs or Agricultural Investment?
2.5 Farm Succession
2.6 Conclusions and Future Outlook
Chapter 3 Sustainability Challenges, Human Diet and Environmental Concerns
3.1 Introduction
3.2 The Current State of the World Food System
3.3 Health and Diet
3.4 What is Stopping People from Consuming 'Healthy' Food
3.5 The Relationship between Diet and Environmental Impacts
3.6 Animal Protein Consumption
3.7 Methods of Environmental Impact Assessment
3.8 Metrics of Environmental Impact Assessments
3.9 Consumers' Understanding of Diet and the Environmental Impacts
3.10 Interventions in Diet
3.11 Conclusions and Future Outlook
Chapter 4 Sustainable Challenges in the Agrofood Sector: The Environment Food-Energy-Water Nexus
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Challenges of Sustainability in the Agrofood System
4.3 Food-Energy-Water Nexus
4.4 Dynamics of Agricultural Productions
4.5 Sustainable Agrofood Businesses: Supply-Chain Perspective
4.5.1 Suppliers
4.5.2 Producers
4.5.3 Processors
4.5.4 Transporters and Distributors
4.5.5 Marketers and Sellers
4.5.6 Consumers
4.6 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
4.7 Role of government in promoting sustainable development
4.8 Transparency of information
4.8.1 Barriers to Implementation
4.9 Innovations in Agrofood Businesses
4.9.1 Biological Catalysts
4.9.2 Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation
4.10 Food safety
4.11 Food wastes
4.12 Conclusions and future outlook
Chapter 5 Dynamics of Grain Security in South Asia: Promoting Sustainability through Self-sufficiency
5.1 Introduction: Overview of the Grain Sector in South Asia
5.2 Food security in India: From Green Revolution to trade revolution
5.3 Involvement of WTO and its implications for Food Security
5.4 Sustainability in Grain Production in South Asia: Can self-sufficiency be the key?
5.5 Conclusions and Future Outlook
Chapter 6 Local Food Diversification and Its (Sustainability) Challenges
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Global challenges in food and Nutrition Security
6.3 Nutritional Status and Health Implication in Asian Countries
6.4 Changes in Diet Composition
6.4.1 Early Diet Composition: Local Food Diet
6.4.2 People Change their Diet Composition
6.4.3 The Consequences of Changing Diet Composition
6.5 Contributing Factors of Nutritional Status
6.6 Local Food Diversification to Improve Nutritional Status and Community Welfare
6.6.1 Local Food Production in the Region.
6.6.2 Local Food Consumption
6.7 Local Food Diversification in Indonesia: A Case Example
6.7.1 Staple Food in Indonesia
6.7.2 Local Food Production
6.8 The Importance of Food Diversification
6.9 Local Food Diversity and Its Utilization for Staple and Functional Food
6.10 Strategy for Food Diversification and Sustainability
6.11 Conclusions and Future Outlook
Chapter 7 Sustainable Supply Chain Management in Agri-food Chains: A Competitive Factor for Food Exporters
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Sustainable Supply Chain Management as a Concept
7.2.1 Dimensions of a Sustainable Food Chain
7.2.2 How to Evaluate Sustainability within Supply Chain
7.2.3 Traceability in Food Chains
7.2.4 Labelling in Food Chains
7.2.5 Country of Origin (COO)
7.3 Food Quality and Safety Standards
7.4 The Case: Seed potatoes from High Grade Area in Finland
7.5 Case study: Exporting Organic Berry Products to Germany
7.5.1 The Company
7.5.2 The Overview from the Interviews
7.5.3 Conclusions from the Case
7.6 Conclusions and Future Outlook
Chapter 8 How Logistics Decisions Affect the Environmental Sustainability of Modern Food Supply Chains: A Case Study from an Italian Large-scale Retailer
8.1 Introduction
8.2 The Large-scale Retailer Distribution Network
8.3 Assessing the Environmental Impacts
8.3.1 The Frozen Products Network
8.3.2 The Perishable Products Network
8.3.3 The Dry Products Network
8.3.4 Summary of the Comparison
8.4 Conclusions and Future Outlook
Chapter 9 Strengthening Food Supply Chains in Asia: Challenges and Strategies
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Agriculture and Food Security Issues in Asia
9.3 Agricultural Marketing in Asia
9.3.1 Unorganized Food Supplies
9.3.2 Post-harvest Losses.
9.3.3 Lack of Primary and Secondary Infrastructure
9.3.4 Unorganized Markets
9.3.5 Lack of Marketing Information and Intelligence
9.4 Climate Change
9.5 Agricultural Marketing: Lessons from India
9.5.1 Food Supply Chain Challenges in India
9.5.2 Agricultural Marketing Reforms
9.6 Strategies to Strengthen Food Supply Chains
9.6.1 Consumer Orientation
9.6.2 Stakeholder Collaboration
9.6.3 Development of Secondary Infrastructure
9.6.4 Development of Roads and Transport Systems
9.6.5 Use of Information and Communication Technologies
9.6.6 Food Processing
9.6.7 Creation of Alternative Markets
9.7 Conclusions and Future Outlook
Chapter 10 Revolutionizing Food Supply Chains of Asia through ICTs
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Challenges Before Food Supply Chains in Asia
10.3 Information as an Important Input for Farmers
10.4 Information and Communication Technologies: A Promising Potential
10.5 Revolutionizing Agriculture with ICTs
10.6 Challenges
10.7 Conclusions and Future Outlook
Chapter 11 Sustainability, Materiality and Independent External Assurance: An Exploratory Study of the UK's Leading Food Retailers
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Sustainability
11.3 Materiality and External Assurance
11.4 Food Retailing in the UK
11.5 Frame of Reference and Method of Inquiry
11.6 Findings: Sustainability
11.7 Findings: Materiality
11.8 Findings: External Assurance
11.9 Discussion
11.10 Conclusions and Future Outlook
Chapter 12 Environmental Sustainability of Traditional Crop Varieties: Reviewing Approaches and Key Issues for a Multilevel Evaluation
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Crop Varieties, Cultivars or Landraces?
12.3 Environmental Outreaches in Growing Traditional Cultivars
12.4 Argument One: Biodiversity as Base for Sustainability.
12.4.1 Representative Case Study: Banana and Plantain in Uganda
12.5 Argument Two: Better Environmental Performance
12.5.1 Representative Case Study: Apple Ancient Varieties in Northern Italy
12.6 Environmental Performance as a Methodological Issue
12.6.1 Specificities of Low/High‐input Systems
12.7 General Issues Emerging from Literature Review
12.7.1 Ancient Cultivars as Sociocultural Values
12.7.2 On the Paradox of Genetically Modified Crops and Sustainability
12.8 Conclusions and Future Outlook
Chapter 13 Cradle-to-gate Life Cycle Analysis of Agricultural and Food Production in the US: A TRACI Impact Assessment
13.1 Introduction
13.1.1 Sustainable Agriculture Systems
13.1.2 Environmental Impact Categorization
13.1.3 Life Cycle Assessment
13.1.4 Long-Term Policymaking
13.1.5 TRACI Impacts
13.2 Literature Review
13.3 IO-LCA Methodology
13.3.1 IO-LCA
13.3.2 TRACI Impact Assessment
13.3.3 Data
13.3.4 Environmental Impact Assessment Indicators
13.4 Results
13.4.1 Life Cycle Impact Inventory
13.4.2 Onsite and Supply Chain Decomposition
13.5 Conclusions and Future Outlook
Chapter 14 Ensuring Self-sufficiency and Sustainability in the Agrofood Sector: Sustainability Challenges in Agriculture and Modelling
14.1 Introduction: Sustainability Challenges in Agriculture
14.2 Quantitative Analysis and Modelling of Sustainability
14.2.1 Assessment of Agricultural Sustainability
14.2.2 Sustainability Analysis in Presence of Trade
14.2.3 Dynamical Model of Agricultural Self‐Sustainability
14.2.4 Modelling of Population Growth
14.2.5 Dynamics of Primary Resources: Land and Water
14.2.6 Agricultural Productivity and Technology Demand
14.2.7 Production, Demand and Availability of Food
14.2.8 Dynamics of Import and Export.
14.2.9 Total Water Available and Demand.
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