Markets, Business and Sustainability

Markets, Business and Sustainability

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Many studies on environmental and business sustainability have been conducted over the last couple of decades. These studies demonstrate that the concept of sustainability management can be applied ...
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Resource-Efficient Agri-Food Supply Chains: Setting the Research Agenda

Pp. 161-172 (12)

Aristides Matopoulos


This book chapter analyses specific trends and pressures in agri-food supply chain management in respect to sustainability and resource efficiency. Relevant applications, implementation practices, research implications and challenges are examined in the context of contemporary agri-food supply chains. This analysis will benefit supply chain managers, researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders involved with the agri-food sector.


Resource efficiency, resource scarcity, sustainability, agri-food supply chain management, agri-food chains, literature review, Europe 2020 strategy, supply chain governance, logistics, cradle-to-cradle, cradle-to-grave, closed-loop supply chains, supply chain configuration, supply chain mapping techniques, life cycle assessment, carbon footprint, resource efficiency indicators, resource footprint, energy, water, materials, land, waste, food industry, food policy.


Lecturer in Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Engineering Systems & Management Group, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, United Kingdom