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The organic food supply chain in relation to information management and the interaction between actors

Kottila, Marja-Riitta; Maijala, Adeline and Rönni, Päivi (2005) The organic food supply chain in relation to information management and the interaction between actors. Paper at: Researching sustainable systems : first scientific conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), held in cooperation with IFOAM and NASAA, Adelaide, South Australia, 21-23 September 2005.

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Summary

Conventional retailers play a significant role in selling organic food, and therefore, it is important to understand how the demand-supply chain of organic food works as an element of the conventional food system. The proportion of organic food in the conventional food chains is small, and this poses a great challenge to the performance of the chain. Surveys and case specific studies on consumers and supply chain actors indicate that the changes in the conventional food system have an impact on the organic chain. The main obstacles to the optimisation of the organic food chain include poor information management, insufficient communication with consumers, and the diverging objectives and needs of the actors of the chain.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:organic products, demand-supply chain, information management, communication, collaboration
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Research affiliation: Finland > Other organizations
Finland > Univ. Helsinki
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:5952
Deposited On:29 Sep 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:31
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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