Special Issue "Sustainable Food Systems and Food Market"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 9278
Interests: food quality; consumer safety in food markets; agro-food processing; quality management of agro-food products
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Food markets around the globe need to sustainably attract consumers to buy food products, dependent on such factors as availability, quality, quantity, type of food product, affordability, (degree/level of) consumer need, convenience, and logistics, among others. Most likely, consumers arrive at food markets with specific food products in mind to purchase and target quality, but might end up with a different decision as driven by other (above-mentioned) factors. To make the food market sustainable, whereas the farmers are there to produce the food products, and the supply chain would ensure the products reached the consumer end in a timely fashion with assured quality, the consumer plays the role to sustain the (food supply chain) cycle’s existence. Therefore, the consumer remains embedded in the food market as a progressive force on (food) produce, production, processing, retail /wholesale, quality (and its management) as well as standards. It will be useful for food and (food)related researchers around the globe to brainstorm on what brings sustainable food systems together with the food market, and this is what this Special Issue aims to achieve, to assemble scholarly contributions (field/data-driven, as well as literature synthesis) not limited to such highlights as:
- Challenges of food product storage in various food markets;
- Problem-solving strategies to curb/tackle quality deterioration of food products at market shelves;
- Processing of food products from various (food)market standpoints;
- Making food markets serve better (food) quality products across communities;
- Managing quality in the marketplace from various food technological perspectives;
- Achieving cleaner food production within a given market retail space;
- Position and role of the local and global food market, food retail in sustainable food systems.
Dr. Charles Okpala
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- food markets
- food products
- problem-solving strategies
- cleaner food production
- food retail
- sustainable food systems
- food technology
- farmers and farms