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Vol. 25 No. 2 (2023): Special Issue 30th Annual Conference of the Società Italiana di Economia Agro-alimentare (SIEA – Italian Association of Agri-Food Economics), Rome (Italy), June 23-24, 2022

Financial sustainability in agri-food supply chains: A system approach

DOI
https://doi.org/10.3280/ecag2023oa15124
Submitted
December 23, 2022
Published
2023-09-08

Abstract

Historically, both governmental and private sectors have significantly underinvested in the agriculture industry.
Increasing agricultural and food system investments is necessary to enhance food security and nutrition, reduce poverty, and adapt to climate change. To achieve long-term benefits, it is crucial to ensure not only that more investments are made, but also that these investments are responsible.
The purpose of this paper is to conduct a literature review of financial sustainability and ethical investing in the agriculture industry. The findings indicate that the academic community has begun to focus on these concerns in recent years. Specifically, issues concerning finance in developing nations and the management of irrigation systems are attracting attention.
This paper’s goal is to encourage more financial institutions, financial services managers, policymakers, and universities to participate in sustainable development projects in the financial services sector.

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