Preserving Ecosystem Services via Sustainable Agro-food Chains

George Baourakis, Konstadinos Mattas

Abstract


Today, agro-food chains constitute a focal point of critique from multiple perspectives – economic, environmental and societal – for their powerful yet quiescent role in promoting a secure path towards sustainable development. Effective and sustainable food systems accompanied by responsible use of ecosystem resources/services and societal concern can successfully meet current and future challenges. The need for sustainability, from both the demand and the production point of view, is situated at the core of policy objectives for the development of agro-food chains. In this context, the 164th EAAE Seminar organized in Chania, Greece, 5-7 September 2018, covered the topic “Preserving Ecosystem Services via Sustainable Agro-food Chains”, focusing on the necessity for sustainable food chains in a viable ecosystem analyzing their wide spectrum of interlinkages.

Keywords


Ecosystem services; sustainable chains; agro-food

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ISSN 1869-6945

 

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