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Balakeras, Dimitrios
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2015-06-19T13:38:42Z
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2015-09-27T05:58:10Z
dc.date.issued
2015-06-19
dc.identifier.uri
https://repository.ihu.edu.gr//xmlui/handle/11544/456
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Sustainable organic agri-­‐food supply chain
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heal.type
masterThesis
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The case study of organic citrus fruits and vegetables of the prefectures of Preveza and Arta, Greece
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heal.keyword
Food supply
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heal.keyword
Agricultural innovations--Case studies
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heal.keyword
Sustainable agriculture--Case studies
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Dissertations, Academic
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heal.language
en
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free
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
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School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainability
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2014-01-30
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Dimitrios Balakeras, 2014,Sustainable organic agri-­‐food supply chain :The case study of organic citrus fruits and vegetables of the prefectures of Preveza and Arta, Greece, Master's Dissertation,International University
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There is a growing interest of the sustainability of agri-foods but there is not so much evidence of scientific researches which confirm the sustainability of organic agri-foods supply chain. Organic agriculture is perceived to be more sustainable than conventional one. Examining the industry at two stage s of the supply chain, farmers and merchants, the paper aims to assess the sustainability of organic agri-foods supply chains, from farm to merchants and comparing the sustainability of organic agri-food supply chain to conventional one. Following a review of relevant literature, a case study was used for the organic and conventional citrus fruits and vegetables supply chain of the prefectures of Arta and Preveza. semi-structured interviews were carried out with 14 farmers and 5 merchants to explore perceptions of the sustainability of organic agri-foods supply chain. The research additionally attempts to examine the actors’ views and activities in terms of organic and conventional agrifoods, in relation to the sustainability. Results led to insights regarding the sustainability of farming and logistics of the agrifoods supply chain. The general conclusion was that the two actors of the organic agri-foods supply chain use more sustainable methods and applications than those of the conventional agrifoods supply chain, but there are also basic requirements in order to expand more the Greek organic food industry.
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ABSTRACT ............................................................................................................................. 2 1. INRODUCTION ............................................................................................................... 5 1.1 GENERAL CONCEPT ................................................................................................................ 5 1.2 PROBLEM DEFINITION .............................................................................................................. 6 1.3 OBJECTIVE ............................................................................................................................... 6 1.4 METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH .................................................................................................. 7 2. LITERATURE REVIEW ........................................................................................................ 8 2.1 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT .................................................................................................... 8 2.2 STAGES OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN ................................................................................................... 8 2.2 AGRI-­‐FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ................................................................................ 10 2.2.1 Stages of agri-­‐food supply chain .............................................................................. 10 2.3 ORGANIC AGRI-­‐FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN ........................................................................................ 14 2.3.1 Organic agriculture ................................................................................................... 14 2.3.2 Roles and responsibilities of the players ................................................................ 15 2.3.3 The Greek supply chain of organic agrifoods ......................................................... 16 2.3.4 Distribution of organic agri-­‐foods in Greece .......................................................... 17 2.4 SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN OF ORGANIC AGRI-­‐FOODS ............................................................. 20 2.4.1 The concept of sustainability .................................................................................... 20 2.4.2 Sustainable supply chain management .................................................................. 21 2.4.4 How organic agriculture industry contributes to sustainable development .... 22 4. QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS ............................................................................................... 23 4.1 OVERVIEW OF THE METHODOLOGY .......................................................................................... 23 4.2 CASE STUDY ........................................................................................................................... 25 4.3 SAMPLE OF THE RESEARCH ...................................................................................................... 25 4.4 ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK OF QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS .............................................................. 27 4.5 RESULTS OF SEMI STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS ............................................................................ 28 4.5.1 Conventional farmers’ interviews ............................................................................ 28 4.5.2 Conventional merchants’ interviews ....................................................................... 30 4.5.3 Organic farmers’ interviews ..................................................................................... 32 4.5.4 Organic merchant’s interview .................................................................................. 36 4.6 DISCUSSION ....................................................................................................................... 38 5. CONCLUSION .................................................................................................................. 41 REFERENCES ............................................................................................................................ 43 WEBSITES ...................................................................................................................................... 47
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heal.advisorName
Katsaliaki, Dr. Korina
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heal.committeeMemberName
Dr Katsaliaki, Korina
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Dr. Banias, Giorgos
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Ass. Prof. Sarzetakis, Eftichios
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heal.academicPublisher
School of Economics & Business Administration, MSc in Sustainable Development
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heal.academicPublisherID
ihu
heal.numberOfPages
49
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