Our study shows the UK must prepare for, and respond to, the risks associated with future food shortages.
Food supply chain discounts are causing issues for UK producers and processors.
Selling misshapen, bruised fruit and vegetables that are not a standard size requires a supply chain rethink, according to research.
The collapse of Australia’s of largest cold-chain refrigeration transport company will be an inconvenience. But it will only be a disaster if shoppers make it so.
As with so many staples and foods in the past two years – lettuce, milk and eggs to name a few – the problem is a temporary imbalance between supply and demand. Here’s what’s happening with potatoes.
Food supply chains had already taken a serious hit by panic-purchasing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The B.C. floods remind us how effective supply chain management planning can help avert crises.
Shortages of chicken at Nando’s are due to disruptions in supply, rather than demand.
Kenya needs to address spending inefficiencies to attain the goals outlined in the budget.
There are many hard lessons learned from the pandemic; one is that our food system needs a serious reboot. Luckily, we need only look to nature’s cycles for clues on how to fix it.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges.
South Africa’s food system is dominated by big firms, leaving small businesses to supply localised and under-served markets, and provide rural employment. It needs to be inclusive and diverse.
Continuing flour shortages in supermarkets highlight a fundamental food security problem in distribution systems.
After years of food scandals caused by supply chain issues, there are hopes in some quarters that coronavirus could be the key to widespread adoption of blockchains.
Food is essential to survival. It is also essential to identity. During times of national crisis like the coronavirus pandemic and in the historical landscape, food issues become prominent.
After the brief shock of food insecurity in the form of empty supermarket shelves, we might start thinking about having a Plan B and C based on local food sources and shorter supply chains.
The demands of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic will make it increasingly difficult for migrant agricultural workers to meet their basic needs.
It’s not as easy as you might think to divert food intended for schools and restaurants and send it to grocery stores or even food banks.
Chartering flights during travel bans and national lockdowns is a dangerous reminder of how exploitative labour overrides political and public health responsibility.
Africa’s industries are not growing at the same pace as its cities, leaving the informal economy as the main source of income for many. COVID-19 lockdowns have cut this umbilical cord.
This transformation provides lessons for the rest of world, for shifting away from chemical agriculture towards a healthier system for people and the planet.