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1st Edition

Climate Change Adaptation and Food Supply Chain Management

ISBN 9781138104167
Published May 25, 2017 by Routledge
212 Pages

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Book Description

The success of the entire food supply chain depends on the prosperity of farms and local communities. The direct climate change risks faced by the agricultural sector are therefore also risks to businesses and food supply chains. Hence the importance of resilience at farm level, community level and business level when looking at food supply chain policy and management.

Climate Change Adaptation and Food Supply Chain Management highlights the issue of adaptation to climate change in food supply chains, the management and policy implications and the importance of supply chain resilience. Attention is given to each phase of the supply chain: input production, agriculture, food processing, retailing, consumption and post-consumption. European case studies demonstrate the vulnerabilities of contemporary food supply chains, the opportunities and competitive advantages related to climate change, and the trans-disciplinary challenges related to successful climate adaptation. The authors argue for a redefinition of the way food supply chains are operated, located and coordinated and propose a novel approach enhancing climate-resilient food supply chain policy and management.

This book will be of interest to students, researchers, practitioners and policymakers in the field of climate adaptation and food supply chain management and policy.

Table of Contents

1 Climate Change Adaptation and Food Supply Chain Management: An Overview  Part I Food Supply Chains: Actors, Products and Relationships 2. Climate Change and Food Security: Three Case Studies on Uncertainty  3. Building Resilient Food Supply Chains for the Future  4. Making Sense of Resilience in Barley Breeding: Converting the Concept of Response Diversity into a Tool of Reflection and Decision-Making  Part II Local vs. Regional Vulnerabilities and Opportunities 5. Vulnerability to Climate Change in Food Systems: Challenges in Assessment Methodologies  6. Food Security During Climate Change: The Challenge of European Diversity  7. Climate Change, Vulnerability and Local Adaptation Strategies of Food Enterprises in Finland  8. Carbon Footprinting – The Clearest Way to Create a Climate-Friendly Food Consumption and Food Chain  Part III Sustainable Livelihood, Community and Farm Resilience 9. Good Farmers, Good Adapters? How a Cultural Understanding of Good Farming Affects the Adaptive Capacity of Farmers?  10. Framing Resilience in Relation to Territorialization  11. Balancing Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation with the Socio-Economic Goals of Farms in Northern Europe  12. Coping with Climate Change: Rural Livelihoods, Vulnerabilities and Farm Resilience  Part IV Climate-Resilient Supply Chain Management - Upstream and Downstream  13. Managing Food Systems for Resilience  14. Citizens and Sustainable Culinary Cultures  15. Food Waste and Related Climate Impacts in Finland  16. Food Processing Companies, Retailers and Climate-Resilient Supply Chain Management

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Ari Paloviita is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Marja Järvelä is a Professor (emirita) in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.