Special Issue "The Sustainable Agri-Food Systems in the Era of COVID-19: Opportunities and Challenges"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Economics, Policies and Rural Management".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 June 2023) | Viewed by 1447
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted all sectors of the agro-food industry from Europe. This has had a strong, negative impact and also accelerated the trends to which the agro-food industry should have adapted. The most important of these trends are digitization and changing preferences of consumers. These accelerators create opportunities for a more sustainable recovery. However, different actors in the agro-food value chain must be prepared for larger structural changes which will have an impact on the sector, including climate change and stricter environmental regulations. To a certain extent, the pandemic is a preamble to these changes. The main challenges faced by the agri-food industry after COVID-19 are a new consumer focused on local, traditional products with high nutritional value; distortion and disruption of supply chains through excess deliveries of goods alongside falling domestic demand; the increase in online activity through the emergence of e-commerce of agri-food products and door-to-door delivery; a new approach through new policies and regulations; and competition through proposals to digitize flows.
This Special Issue aims to showcase answers to the main opportunities and challenges for sustainable agri-food systems in the era of COVID-19.
Dr. Giurgiulescu Liviu
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- agri-food e-commerce
- traditional products
- new logistic chains
- biotechnology for safety food
- new regulations in the agri-food industry