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Sustainability in Fresh Produce Supply Chain Management: A Compresensive Review

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DOI: 10.23977/agrfem.2023.060109 | Downloads: 6 | Views: 179


Xianglan Jiang 1,2, Wenjing Shen 3, Yuanchun Yu 1


1 Management School, Sichuan University of Science & Engineering, Zigong 643000, China
2 Decision Sciences Department, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA; School of Management and Economics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 611731, China
3 Decision Sciences Department, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

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Xianglan Jiang


This paper presents a thorough evaluation of the current status of fresh produce supply chain management with a focus on sustainability. With the growing demand for fresh produce, there is a pressing need to incorporate sustainable practices throughout the supply chain to mitigate adverse effects on the environment and society while maintaining economic viability. The study systematically reviews 21 published papers between 2007 and 2022 that explore sustainable practices in the fresh produce supply chain. The publications are analyzed by annual publications, journal of publications, country or region of publications, methods of publications, and so on. The past four years have witnessed a remarkable surge in the number of related publications, with modeling emerging as the most prevalent method used, accounting for 71.43% of the studies. This literature review stands out as the first comprehensive analysis of sustainable fresh produce supply chain research during this period, offering valuable insights for future investigations in this field. 


Sustainability, Fresh produce, supply chain, literature review


Xianglan Jiang, Wenjing Shen, Yuanchun Yu, Sustainability in Fresh Produce Supply Chain Management: A Compresensive Review. Agricultural & Forestry Economics and Management (2023) Vol. 6: 53-59. DOI:


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