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Research Project: Mechanistic Process-Level Crop Simulation Models for Assessment of Agricultural Systems

Location: Adaptive Cropping Systems Laboratory

Title: Food supply chain disruption due to natural disaster: Entities, risks and strategies for resilience

Author
item Reddy, Vangimalla
item Singh, Shardendu - University Of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
item Anbumozhi, Venkatachalam - Economic Research Institute For Asean And Asia

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/20/2016
Publication Date: 5/1/2016
Citation: Reddy, V., Singh, S., Anbumozhi, V. 2016. Food supply chain disruption due to natural disaster: Entities, risks and strategies for resilience. Jakarta, Indonesia: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) Discussion Paper. 33 p.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The resilience of food supply chain (FSC) to disruptions has not kept pace with the extended, globalized and complex network of modern food chain. This chapter presents a holistic view of the FSC, interactions among its components, risks and vulnerabilities of disruption in the context of natural disasters. Natural disasters pose huge economic challenges to nations, communities and corporations worldwide. The agricultural sector is one of the most affected systems by natural disasters, including the increasing effects of global climate change. The occurrences of natural disasters and weather extremes have been closely linked to crop production and the annual fluctuation in trade of agricultural products that effect food supply chains. Potential amplifying factors such as FSC dependency to infrastructure impacting the FSC disruptions due to natural disasters and preparation for emergency situations are discussed in this chapter. The identification of challenges and knowledge gaps potentially contributing to the prevention and mitigation strategies for enhancing the resilience of FSC to disruptions and outlines of relief systems in response to natural disasters are highlighted with examples. We especially explore the challenges and opportunities for maintaining a robust FSC in ASEAN and other developing countries by capacity building and good governance.