Challenges and solutions for enhancing agriculture value chain decision-making. A short review

Hernandez, J.E. and Kacprzyk, J. and Panetto, H. and Fernandez, A. and Liu, S. and Ortiz, A. and De Angelis, M. (2017) Challenges and solutions for enhancing agriculture value chain decision-making. A short review. In: PRO-VE 2017 : Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, 2017-09-18 - 2017-09-20. (

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Increasingly challenging global and environmental requirements have resulted in agricultural systems coming under increasing pressure to enhance their resilience capabilities. This in special to respond to the abrupt changes in resource quality, quantity and availability, especially during unexpected environmental circumstances, such as uncertain weather, pests and diseases, volatile market conditions and commodity prices. Therefore, integrated solutions are necessary to support the knowledge-management, collaborative ICT solution, risk management and regulation management across agriculture stakeholders. Therefore, and based on the on-going work under the H2020 RUC-APS project research network, this book chapter is oriented to contribute to agriculture value chain decision-making field to cover the current need on gathering a common understanding and appreciation of new trends in agriculture value chain, in special the multi-disciplinary challenges. For this, a short a literature review is conducted to summarise the main findings on real application and current research trends. This within the objective to propose an integrated framework based on better use of communication ways, standardised structures, development of training and awareness, regulation based initiatives and vertical Integration.