About the book
Agricultural value chains are crucial for sustainable development. United Nations released 17 sustainable development goals, which were approved by the vast majority of the countries of the world. These goals are measured and map out the performance of countries in 17 areas that cover social, economic, and environmental sustainability pillars of sustainable development. In this context, goals: SDG1: No Poverty, SDG2: Zero Hunger, SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production, SDG14: Life below the water, SDG15: Life on land, and SDG17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goal are directly related to the sustainable agricultural value chain. The agricultural value chain is a special example of a supply chain, where agricultural products are produced and oftentimes go through industrial processes, distribution, and retail chains before meeting the final consumer. All of these stages are crucial for all areas of sustainable development.
This book will cover theoretical and practical studies where agricultural value chains are investigated from social, economic, and/or environmental perspectives. Studies that address specific sustainable development goals are also invited. In terms of geographical focus, specific regions, cities, countries, or multiple regions could be investigated, while larger scoped studies could provide a comprehensive understanding of the problems and potential solutions to the complex agricultural issues. In terms of the products, agricultural and aquacultural products will be given consideration.