Netchain innovation for sustainable pork supply chains in an EU context

R. Nijhoff-Savvaki, J.H. Trienekens, S.W.F. Omta

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This paper aims at providing insight in the need for innovations in the European pork sector in order to construct sustainable pork supply netchains. It provides an overview of sustainabilitypressures on netchain actors such as societal conformity, environmental impact, and economicsustainability. The paper shows that close relations between netchain and non-netchain actors iscritical to create and adopt innovative solutions to meet these challenges. The focus is on the development of pork netchains that aim at the high quality production in regional and organic niche markets. Challenges and responses are often similar, and the paper concludes with a suggested framework for further research based on the analysis of key innovation issues from twocases: a regional niche chain in Spain and an organic niche chain in The Netherlands
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgrifood business: Global challenges-Innovative solutions
EditorsT Glauben, J.H. Hanf, M. Kopsidis, A. Pieniadz, K. Reinsberg
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameStudies on the Agricultural and Food Sector, IAMO


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