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Value creation in a successful organic potato supply chain from grower to professional kitchen

Väisänen, Hanna-Maija and Iivonen, Sari (2017) Value creation in a successful organic potato supply chain from grower to professional kitchen. In: Aakkula, Jyrki; Hakala, Kaija; Huhta, Harri; Iivonen, Sari; Jurvanen, Ulla; Kreismane, Dzidra; Land, Anita; Lähdesmäki, Merja; Malingen, Matti; Mikkola, Minna; Nordlund-Othen, Janne; Nuutila, Jaakko; Peetsmann, Elen; Piskonen, Sirpa; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Skulskis, Virgilijus; Tahvonen, Raija; Taskinen, Sirpa; Ullvén, Karin; Wibe, Atle and Wivstad, Maria (Eds.) NJF Seminar 495 - 4th organic Conference: Organics for tomorrow's food systems, 19 - 21 June 2017, Mikkeli, Finland, 13 (1), NJF Report, pp. 117-119.

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Successful supply chains create value for not only consumers, but also for the other partners in the supply chain. When marketing organic products, the organic certificate alone is often not valuable enough: in most cases the organic product must also contain other properties that are valuable to the consumer. For a successful organic potato supply chain, many other value dimensions are required: both the supplier (farmer) and the end-user (kitchen) must perceive that the benefits outweigh the sacrifices. The crucial point in a successful organic potato chain is the mutual understanding of the meaningful values for each partner in the supply chain. The whole idea of sustainability is more than the use of organic products in itself; it is also how the kitchen operates – how to make food from the ingredients. From the sustainability viewpoint in an organic potato chain, the whole concept of sustainability is also worth considering. One issue, for example, is the necessity of processing; the unpeeled potato is also serviceable. Leaving potatoes unpeeled also reduces energy and water consumption as well as waste compared to processed potatoes. Perhaps the next step in the value creation of an organic supply chain is to create shared value, which means creating economic value in a way that also creates value for society.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
organic potato
professional kitchen
value creation
supply chain
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Food systems > Processing, packaging and transportation
Food systems > Markets and trade
Values, standards and certification
Food systems
Food systems > Produce chain management
Research affiliation: Finland > Univ. Helsinki
International Conferences > 2017: NJF Seminar 495 - Organics for tomorrow's food systems > 3. Organics in our societies
Deposited By: Väisänen, Hanna-Maija
ID Code:31372
Deposited On:19 Jun 2017 09:21
Last Modified:19 Jun 2017 09:21
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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