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Sustainability Challenges in the Agrofood Sector

  • ID: 3692288
  • Book
  • 712 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Agrofood sustainability is a key word in today′s world, and has prompted several novel and impressive research works globally. Communicating lab– or office–generated knowledge to local farming communities is an important part of dealing with the sustainability challenges faced by the agriculture and food sectors

Sustainability Challenges in the Agrofood Sector presents the core aspects and challenges encountered in the agrofood (or agri–food) sector, with a focus on the future of sustainability. Various multi–disciplinary aspects and a range of topics concerning the impact of environmental or climatic changes on the agriculture and food sectors are discussed, including: the food energy water nexus, supply chain management, food diversification, diet and human health effects, food wastes, sustainable food–processing technologies, food tourism, judicial and regulatory issues and educating consumers on the significance of sustainability. Written by leading experts in the field, each chapter addresses the realities of sustainable agriculture and food systems and discusses novel approaches to address the issues and challenges they throw up.

Sustainability Challenges in the Agrofood Sector is the most up–to–date and complete work published on this topic, providing researchers, graduate students, agri–food scientists, industrial professionals and policymakers with readily accessible reference material.

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List of Contributors viii

Foreword xiii

Preface xvi

Introductory Note: Future of agrofood sustainability xviii

1 Food Sustainability Challenges in the Developing World 1Rajeev Bhat

2 The Role of Small–scale Farms and Food Security 33John McDonagh, Maura Farrell and Shane Conway

3 Sustainability Challenges, Human Diet and Environmental Concerns 48Christian J. Reynolds, Jonathan D. Buckley, Philip Weinstein and John Boland

4 Sustainable Challenges in the Agrofood Sector: The Environment Food Energy Water Nexus 78Chanathip Pharino

5 Dynamics of Grain Security in South Asia: Promoting sustainability through self–sufficiency 103Ghose Bishwajit, Sharmistha Ghosh and Jose Renato Peneluppi, Jr.

6 Local Food Diversification and Its (Sustainability) Challenges 119Eni Harmayani, Lily Arsanti Lestari, Puspita Mardika Sari and Murdijati Gardjito

7 Sustainable Supply Chain Management in Agri–food Chains: A Competitive Factor for Food Exporters 150Ulla Lehtinen

8 How Logistics Decisions Affect the Environmental Sustainability of Modern Food Supply Chains: A Case Study from an Italian large–scale retailer 175Riccardo Accorsi, Riccardo Manzini and Chiara Pini

9 Strengthening Food Supply Chains in Asia: Challenges and Strategies 197Sapna A. Narula and Kalpana Vishnoi

10 Revolutionizing Food Supply Chains of Asia through ICTs 212Sapna A. Narula

11 Sustainability, Materiality and Independent External Assurance: An Exploratory Study of the UK s Leading Food Retailers 227Peter Jones, Robin Bown, David Hillier and Daphne Comfort

12 Environmental Sustainability of Traditional Crop Varieties: Reviewing Approaches and Key Issues for a Multilevel Evaluation 255Alessandro K. Cerutti, Dario Donno, Maria Gabriella Mellano and Gabriele L. Beccaro

13 Cradle–to–gate Life Cycle Analysis of Agricultural and Food Production in the US: A TRACI Impact Assessment 274Yong Shin Park, Gokhan Egilmez and Murat Kucukvar

14 Ensuring Self–sufficiency and Sustainability in the Agrofood Sector: Sustainability Challenges in Agriculture and Modelling 307Prashant Goswami and Shivnarayan Nishad

15 Sustainability Challenges Involved in Use of Nanotechnology in the Agrofood Sector 343Gabriela Elena Viacava, Francisco Javier Vázquez, Jesús F. Ayala–Zavala and María R. Ansorena

16 Sustainability of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods 369Santad Wichienchot and Wan Rosli Wan Ishak

17 Innovation and Sustainable Utilization of Seaweeds as Health Foods 390Fook Yee Chye, Birdie Scott Padam and Seah Young Ng

18 Agrofoods for Sustainable Health Benefits and Their Economic Viability 435Zakia Khanam and Irshad Ul Haq Bhat

19 Sustainability Challenges in Food Tourism 451Yeoh Tow Kuang and Rajeev Bhat

20 Diversification, Innovation and Safety of Local Cuisines and Processed Food Products: Emerging Issues and the Sustainability Challenges 482Yeoh Tow Kuang and Rajeev Bhat

21 Soil Health, Crop Productivity and Sustainability Challenges 509Kulandaivelu Velmourougane and DeSouza Blaise

22 Analysing the Environmental, Energy and Economic Feasibility of Biomethanation of Agrifood Waste: A Case Study from Spain 532Almudena González González, Francisco Cuadros Blázquez and Francisco Cuadros Salcedo

23 Agricultural Waste for Promoting Sustainable Energy 551Thi–Thu–Huyen Do and Thi–Thu–Hang Pham

24 Membrane Technology in Fish–processing Waste Utilization: Some Insights on Sustainability 575Wirote Youravong and Sutida Marthosa

25 Sustainability Issues, Challenges and Controversies Surrounding the Palm Oil Industry 596Piyarat Boonsawang and Wirote Youravong

26 Sustainability Challenges in the Coffee Plantation Sector 616Kulandaivelu Velmourougane and Rajeev Bhat

27 Food Safety Education: Training Farm Workers in the US Fresh Produce Sector 643Angela M. Fraser and Otto D. Simmons

28 Sustainability Challenges and Educating People Involved in the Agrofood Sector 660Caroline Opolski Medeiros

Index 675

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