Reviewing Africa's urban agri-food supply chain: sustainability approach

Olafare, K., Ramanathan, U. ORCID: 0000-0002-7473-4643 and Lu, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-0064-4725, 2022. Reviewing Africa's urban agri-food supply chain: sustainability approach. In: 29th International Annual EurOMA Conference, Berlin, Germany, 3-6 July 2022.

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The perishable and processed food (PPF) consumption in African cities increases to meet the demand for PPF in African cities requires producing more food effectively. Factors lie urbanisation, population growth, dietary change, and rise in income are drivers for increasing the consumption rate of PPF. The PPF supply chain (SC) stakeholders need to intensify the production of good-quality foods amidst the increasing food demands, resource scarcity, high food prices, and adverse climate change. The study aims to examine the sustainability of the PPF supply chain in African cities, including the present state of PFF, using a sustainable assessment of food and agriculture (SAFA) developed by FAO (SAFA guideline, 2014). Lagos( Nigeria) is used as a case study, and four agribusinesses in PPF in this region will be examined for sustainability performance: social, environmental, economic and governance. A conceptual framework for assessing and promoting a sustainable PPF SC in Africa's cities will be developed, comprising assessment, system and solutions.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Olafare, K., Ramanathan, U. and Lu, C.
Date: July 2022
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Schools > School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 18 Nov 2022 11:44
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2022 11:44

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