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Martins Alas, R., al Khamees, Q., & Amarah, B. (2013). The state of global sustainable food production, green supply chain management and decision making: A multidisciplinary review. Paper presented at the 2013 SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business and Economics Research, 6th-8th June 2013, Bangkok

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This review aims to promote a discussion about the development of a new global supply chain structure, as emergent economies such as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are coming to the scene. In this review we try to understand the dynamic processes of global food distribution and its logistics taking into account the impact of emergent economies. As XXI century society faces an increasing global population that imposes a greater challenge for self-sustainable food production, quality and distribution. How then we cope with such great supply demands? In support to UN-FAO goal of reducing the number of undernourished people in a global scale, we discuss important topics depicting the intricate components of a green supply chain and highlight the available strategies and scientific models for decision making. In order to achieve a sustainable global food secure state, this review presents facts about the global state of sustainable food production system, fishery, energy intensity, freshwater availability and ecological footprints; together with some scientific suggestions for supply chain management and decision making.



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