Sustainability Challenges in the Agrofood Sector

Editor/Author Bhat, Rajeev
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $235.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $352.50
ISBN: 978-1-119-07276-8
Category: Agriculture, Aquaculture & Food Sciences
Image Count: 138
Book Status: Available
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Sustainability Challenges in the Agrofood Sector covers a wide range of agrofood-related concerns, including urban and rural agriculture and livelihoods, water-energy management, food and environmental policies, diet and human health. Significant and relevant research topics highlighting the most recent updates will be covered, with contributions from leading experts currently based in academia, government bodies and NGOs (see list of contributors below).

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Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introductory Note: Future of Agrofood Sustainability
  • 1 Food Sustainability Challenges in the Developing World
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Agriculture and the Food Sustainability Sector
  • 1.3 Food Security and the Developing World
  • 1.4 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 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
  • References
  • 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
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • 4 Sustainable Challenges in the Agrofood Sector
  • 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
  • 4.6 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • 4.7 Role of government in promoting sustainable development
  • 4.8 Transparency of information
  • 4.9 Innovations in Agrofood Businesses
  • 4.10 Food safety
  • 4.11 Food wastes
  • 4.12 Conclusions and future outlook
  • References
  • 5 Dynamics of Grain Security in South Asia
  • 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
  • References
  • 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
  • 6.5 Contributing Factors of Nutritional Status
  • 6.6 Local Food Diversification to Improve Nutritional Status and Community Welfare
  • 6.7 Local Food Diversification in Indonesia: A Case Example
  • 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
  • References
  • 7 Sustainable Supply Chain Management in Agri‐food Chains
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Sustainable Supply Chain Management as a Concept
  • 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
  • 7.6 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 8 How Logistics Decisions Affect the Environmental Sustainability of Modern Food Supply Chains
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 The Large‐scale Retailer Distribution Network
  • 8.3 Assessing the Environmental Impacts
  • 8.4 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • 9 Strengthening Food Supply Chains in Asia
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Agriculture and Food Security Issues in Asia
  • 9.3 Agricultural Marketing in Asia
  • 9.4 Climate Change
  • 9.5 Agricultural Marketing: Lessons from India
  • 9.6 Strategies to Strengthen Food Supply Chains
  • 9.7 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • 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
  • References
  • 11 Sustainability, Materiality and Independent External Assurance
  • 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
  • References
  • 12 Environmental Sustainability of Traditional Crop Varieties
  • 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
  • 12.5 Argument Two: Better Environmental Performance
  • 12.6 Environmental Performance as a Methodological Issue
  • 12.7 General Issues Emerging from Literature Review
  • 12.8 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 13 Cradle‐to‐gate Life Cycle Analysis of Agricultural and Food Production in the US
  • 13.1 Introduction
  • 13.2 Literature Review
  • 13.3 IO‐LCA Methodology
  • 13.4 Results
  • 13.5 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 14 Ensuring Self‐sufficiency and Sustainability in the Agrofood Sector
  • 14.1 Introduction: Sustainability Challenges in Agriculture
  • 14.2 Quantitative Analysis and Modelling of Sustainability
  • 14.3 Quantification of Sustainability Based on Resource Criticality
  • 14.4 Technology Demand
  • 14.5 International Trade and Food Sustainability
  • 14.6 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 15 Sustainability Challenges Involved in Use of Nanotechnology in the Agrofood Sector
  • 15.1 Introduction
  • 15.2 Nanotechnological Applications in Agricultural Practices
  • 15.3 Nanotechnological Applications in Food
  • 15.4 Current Status of Regulation of Nanomaterials in Food
  • 15.5 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 16 Sustainability of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods
  • 16.1 Introduction
  • 16.2 Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods for Health
  • 16.3 Health Foods and Food Markets
  • 16.4 Economy and Management of the Health Food System
  • 16.5 Food Safety and Food Security Perspective
  • 16.6 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 17 Innovation and Sustainable Utilization of Seaweeds as Health Foods
  • 17.1 Introduction
  • 17.2 Global Seaweed Industry
  • 17.3 Health‐Promoting Properties of Seaweeds
  • 17.4 Novel Application of Seaweeds as Health Foods
  • 17.5 Challenges for a Sustainable Seaweed Industry
  • 17.6 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • 18 Agrofoods for Sustainable Health Benefits and Their Economic Viability
  • 18.1 Introduction
  • 18.2 Agrofoods and Globalization
  • 18.3 Phytochemistry
  • 18.4 Phytochemicals and Market Value
  • 18.5 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 19 Sustainability Challenges in Food Tourism
  • 19.1 Introduction
  • 19.2 Sustainability Challenges Incurred in Food Tourism
  • 19.3 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 20 Diversification, Innovation and Safety of Local Cuisines and Processed Food Products
  • 20.1 Introduction
  • 20.2 Choice of Local Cuisines: Impact of Diversification and Innovation
  • 20.3 Microbiological Food Safety Issues in Local Cuisines
  • 20.4 Production Planning, Processing Treatments, Market Complaints and Production Control of Local Food Products
  • 20.5 Food Wastages in the Food Service and Manufacturing Sectors
  • 20.6 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 21 Soil Health, Crop Productivity and Sustainability Challenges
  • 21.1 Introduction
  • 21.2 Soil Quality/Health: Concepts and Definitions
  • 21.3 Soil Health Indices/Indicators
  • 21.4 Soil Constraints in Crop Production and Productivity
  • 21.5 Concept of Healthy Soil
  • 21.6 Emerging Sustainable Challenges in Soil Health Management
  • 21.7 Soil Health and its Management
  • 21.8 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 22 Analysing the Environmental, Energy and Economic Feasibility of Biomethanation of Agrifood Waste
  • 22.1 Introduction
  • 22.2 Method Adopted
  • 22.3 Major Outcome of this Study
  • 22.4 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • 23 Agricultural Waste for Promoting Sustainable Energy
  • 23.1 Introduction
  • 23.2 Agricultural Biomass Category
  • 23.3 Estimate of Availability and Potential of Agricultural Biomass Resources
  • 23.4 Sustainability of Agricultural Biomass
  • 23.5 Conversion of Agricultural Waste for Promoting Sustainable Energy Technology
  • 23.6 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 24 Membrane Technology in Fish‐processing Waste Utilization
  • 24.1 Introduction
  • 24.2 Membrane Technology
  • 24.3 Fishmeal Processing Wastewater
  • 24.4 Surimi Processing Wastewater
  • 24.5 Cooking Juice
  • 24.6 Solid Waste
  • 24.7 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 25 Sustainability Issues, Challenges and Controversies Surrounding the Palm Oil Industry
  • 25.1 Introduction
  • 25.2 Wastewater and Solid Residues from the Palm Oil Industry
  • 25.3 Bioethanol Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass
  • 25.4 Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater and Solid Residues in the Palm Oil Industry
  • 25.5 Integrated System of Sustainability and Bioenergy Production for Zero Emission
  • 25.6 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 26 Sustainability Challenges in the Coffee Plantation Sector
  • 26.1 Introduction
  • 26.2 Sustainable Challenges in the Coffee Sector In India
  • 26.3 Ecosystem Service and Environmental Challenges
  • 26.4 Sustainable Challenges for the Government Linked to Coffee Production
  • 26.5 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 27 Food Safety Education
  • 27.1 Introduction
  • 27.2 Agriculture in the US
  • 27.3 Food Safety Laws and Regulations Related to Fresh Produce
  • 27.4 Prevention and Control Strategies
  • 27.5 Role of the Farm Workers in Preventing Foodborne Disease
  • 27.6 Elements of Good Training Programmes
  • 27.7 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References
  • 28 Sustainability Challenges and Educating People Involved in the Agrofood Sector
  • 28.1 Introduction
  • 28.2 Education for Sustainable Development
  • 28.3 Planning Education for Sustainable Development for People Involved in the Agrofood Sector
  • 28.4 Themes for the Education of People Involved in the Agrofood Sector
  • 28.5 Conclusions and Future Outlook
  • References