Towards a Sustainable Agri-food Supply Chain Model. The Case of LEAF

  • David Pérez PeralesEmail author
  • Faustino Alarcón Valero
  • Caroline Drummond
  • Ángel Ortiz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)


The Agri-food Supply Chain (ASC) has received increasing attention lately due to environmental and social impacts. This is likely to lead to tighter regulations and closer control of these supply chains, where the traditional ASC practices will be reviewed and changed. One of the key solutions may be the necessity of establishing procedures accounting for the sustainability of the whole ASC. This is directly related to the increasing presence of different ASC third parties offering this type of services. In this paper, different aspects about ASC sustainability are reviewed from the literature, with the aim of finding out which are the most addressed and remarkable ones. These ones will be used as a benchmark against an example of a real sustainable ASC management model implemented by the UK established company (LEAF-Linking Environment And Farming).


Agri-food supply chain Sustainability models LEAF company 



Authors of this publication acknowledge the contribution of the Project 691249, RUC-APS: Enhancing and implementing Knowledge based ICT solutions within high Risk and Uncertain Conditions for Agriculture Production Systems (, funded by the European Union under its funding scheme H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Pérez Perales
    • 1
    Email author
  • Faustino Alarcón Valero
    • 1
  • Caroline Drummond
    • 2
  • Ángel Ortiz
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Centre on Production Management and Engineering (CIGIP), Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.LEAFWarwickshireUK

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