Discussion Papers

No.573 The Environment Dimension of Food Supply Chain Analysis

by LEI Lei

March 2016


The paper reviews relevant literature studying the environmental impacts of food supply chain from production to each stage throughout the supply chain. With limited data and information, to better understand these impacts, a concrete example of the tea supply chain in China is provided. The tea supply chain is analyzed from the environmental prospective, with potential pollutants being identified at each stage of the supply chain. As an example of the food supply chain in a developing country, some unique features of the developing economies are taken into consideration when concluding the implications.

Keywords: environment, supply chain analysis, development
JEL classification: F18, F64, Q01

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