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Circular Economy in the Agri-Food Sector: Opportunities and Challenges

George Cosmin Tanase

Romanian Distribution Committee Magazine, 2022, vol. 13, issue 3, 34-40

Abstract: The Agri-Food sector globally faces food resource scarcity and food waste challenges throughout the food supply chain. There are substantial food losses and food wastes in supply chains globally, from farm gate to table, mainly due to lack of required market infrastructure, ignorance and lack of safe transport, improper packaging, lack of standardization and grading, underdeveloped cold chains, and insufficient processing. The increasing population demands more food and, in several ways, adds to more food waste, too. Adding to this is the scenario where agriculture is facing resource scarcity, degradation of natural resources, and human health hazards due to the adoption of unsustainable agricultural practices. All this is exerting adverse effects on the ecosystem.

Keywords: Supply Chain; Ecology; Agriculture; Digitalization; Sustainability; Waste; Public Health (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L15 L66 L81 M31 P46 Q01 Q02 Q13 Q53 Q55 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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