Vulnerability of Agriculture Production Networks and Global Food Value Chains Due to Natural Disaster

7 January 2020
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The threat of disasters and climate change to the global food supply is growing. In the developing countries of Asia more than one quarter of the total economic impact of disaster is on the agriculture sector. Little is known about the impact of natural disasters on global value chains and regional food production networks. While significant uncertainties remain about risk associated with natural disasters, a scientific consensus is emerging on certain key action areas. To understand the vulnerability of global food value chains and assesses their implications for policymaking, ERIA, in cooperation with the University of Technology Vienna and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) organized a workshop bringing together leading academics and policymakers to describe and discuss several resilience measures. The papers in this volume cover the latest scientific and economic evidence on risk assessment methodologies, innovative supply chain logistics, and robust institutional frameworks for resilience, focusing on European and Asian experiences. The evidence is presented in a way that is widely useful to policy decision maker and makes a distinct contribution towards a greater science-policy interchange.

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Vulnerability of Agriculture Production Networks and Global Food Value Chains Due to Natural Disasters


Title Page

Forewords and Preface


Part 1

Chapter 1. The Perilous Nature of Food Supplies: Natural Hazards, Social Vulnerability, and Disaster Resilience

Chapter 2.  Losses, Risks, and Vulnerability Induced by Natural Disasters to Agricultural Production Networks and Food Value Chains – Examples from the European Alps

Chapter 3. The Contribution of Organic Agriculture to Poverty Reduction

Part 2

Chapter 4. Modelling Yield, Natural Resource, and Monetary Losses of Flood and Drought Disasters

Chapter 5.  Quantifying Impacts of Climate and Land Use Changes on Soil and Water Management, Community Resilience, and Sustainable Development in Agricultural Watersheds

Chapter 6. Choice of Policy Instruments and Impacts on Land Use and the Food Industry

Part 3

Chapter 7. The Different Vulnerabilities of Industrial and Agricultural Products Against Rare Disasters: Lessons to be Learned from the Hard Disk Drive Industry

Chapter 8. East Asian Production Networks and Lessons for Agriculture

Chapter 9. Improving the Resilience of Regional Food Value Chains Against Climate Change and Natural Disasters

Chapter 10. Bio-industrial Agricultural Production Networks and Robustness Against Disasters: Roles of Information and Communications Technology in Industrial Agricultural Production in the Republic of Korea

Part 4

Chapter 11. Integrated Landscape Management in Slovakia

Chapter 12. Women as Drivers for a Sustainable and Socially Inclusive Development in Mountain Regions – The Case of the Austrian Alps

Chapter 13. Motivation Crowding and Ecological Risks in Vineyards: The Case of the Austrian Agri-environmental Scheme ÖPUL

Chapter 14. Effects of Upscaling in Food Supply Chains and Changed Vulnerabilities to Disasters and Food Security

Part 5

Policy Recommendations


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