Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Sustainable Agricultural Value Chain

Gokhan Egilmez

University of New Haven

Dr. Egilmez has obtained his education in the field of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Civil Engineering. Currently working as an associate professor at the University of New Haven, his previous experience includes a position as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Ohio University as well as an Assistant Professor position at the North Dakota State University.


Industrial Processing Wholesale and Retail Markets Financial Feasibility Analysis GHG Emissions Input-Output Analysis Societal Entrepreneurship Water Footprint Fair Trade Government Incentives Agricultural Value Chains Local/Regional Cooperations LCA

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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.

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Date completed: March 26th 2021

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Review results due: September 10th 2021

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Expected publication date: November 9th 2021

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Gokhan Egilmez

University of New Haven

Dr. Gokhan Egilmez is an associate professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of New Haven, West Haven, CT. He previously worked as an assistant professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the North Dakota State University and a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida. He obtained his PhD degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and MS degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Civil Engineering from the Ohio University, USA. He also received his BS degree in Industrial Engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. His research interests cover various topics that include social, economic, and environmental life cycle assessment; agriculture systems’ sustainability assessment; data analytics; engineering education; applied optimization; and simulation modeling. He has over 60 peer reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings, leading ASOS research lab, and 2022 president and board member of Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Sustainable Development Division.

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