Assessing Regional Farm-to-Institution Food Distribution Systems: An Agent-Based Approach

dc.contributor.author Krejci, Caroline
dc.contributor.author Krejci, Caroline
dc.contributor.author Beamon, Benita
dc.contributor.department Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
dc.date 2019-03-05T11:18:20.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T04:46:32Z
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dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
dc.date.embargo 2018-09-12
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The long-term sustainability and resilience of the industrial food supply system is threatened by its extremely high rate of resource consumption and its lack of structural complexity. Seeking a safer, healthier, and more sustainable alternative, farmers and consumers are increasingly participating in localized food systems. Scaling up the capacity of localized food supply chains (FSCs) to meet growing consumer demand will require the development of new types of marketing and distribution channels. The farm-to-institution channel, in which farmers sell their products directly to institutional and retail customers, is of particular interest. This paper describes an agent-based approach to modeling and analyzing FSCs, with an aim of investigating the impact of farm-to-institution distribution on emergent FSC structure and sustainability outcomes.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This proceeding is published as Krejci, Caroline C., and Benita M. Beamon. "Assessing Regional Farm-to-Institution Food Distribution Systems: An Agent-Based Approach." In <em>Proceedings of the 2014 IIE Annual Conference and Expo</em>. May 31-June 3, 2014, Montreal, Canada. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Systems Engineering
dc.subject.keywords Agent-based simulation models
dc.subject.keywords food supply chains
dc.subject.keywords sustainable agriculture
dc.subject.keywords local food systems
dc.title Assessing Regional Farm-to-Institution Food Distribution Systems: An Agent-Based Approach
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