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A multi-criteria decision-making framework for agriculture supply chain risk management under a circular economy context

Morteza Yazdani (Department of Management, Universidad de Loyola Andalucia, Seville, Spain)
Ernesto D.R.S. Gonzalez (Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad de Talca, Talca, Chile)
Prasenjit Chatterjee (Department of Mechanical Engineering, MCKV Institute of Engineering, Kolkata, India)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Article publication date: 12 April 2019

Issue publication date: 23 August 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The implementation of circular economy strategies is one of the central objectives of several governments seeking a transition toward a sustainable development. Circular economy in agriculture deals with the production of agricultural commodities making an efficient use of resources and avoiding unnecessary waste and carbon emission generation. Disruptions in the production and supply of critical agricultural products can have serious negative repercussions for firms and consumers of the food supply chain. In recent decades, disruptions generated by natural disasters such as hurricanes, thunderstorms and floods have greatly impacted social communities and industrial sectors. Supply chain risks approaches are seen to contribute key elements to address the impacts of natural disaster toward the implementation of circular economy in agriculture, helping to prevent collapses in the production and supply of food. The purpose of this paper is to study and identify flood risk drivers and their effects on the sustainability of an agriculture supply chain in connection with a circular economy strategy. By using an extended Step-wise Weight Assessment Ratio Analysis method combined with a multi-criteria decision analysis, the most essential flood drivers with a degree of importance are reported here. Then, the authors propose an Evaluation of Data based on average ASsessment method, to rank different agricultural projects that pretend to mitigate the flood risks and its impacts on crop areas. The application of this research lies within the framework of a real agricultural project founded by the European Commission Scientific Section, called RUC-APS.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors use management science-based tools to address circular economy in agriculture. The authors propose a multi-criteria-based methodology to assess the risks of flooding in crops areas. To validate the proposed methodology, a case example from Spain is discussed to rank different agricultural projects that pretend to mitigate the flood risks and its impacts on crop areas.

Findings

The proposed multi-criteria methodology confirmed a successful application to rank different agricultural projects that pretend to mitigate the flood risks and its impacts on crop areas. Organizations and firms in the agricultural business can use the methodology to identify risks drivers and to detect the best projects to mitigate the highest impacts of flooding risks in crops areas.

Originality/value

The authors use supply chain risks approaches to address the impacts of natural disaster on the implementation of circular economy in agriculture. The authors propose a robust multi-criteria-based methodology to assess the risks of flooding in crops areas and we used to determine the best mitigating projects to face flooding risks on crop areas.

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Citation

Yazdani, M., Gonzalez, E.D.R.S. and Chatterjee, P. (2021), "A multi-criteria decision-making framework for agriculture supply chain risk management under a circular economy context", Management Decision, Vol. 59 No. 8, pp. 1801-1826. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-10-2018-1088

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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