Vulnerability of Agriculture Production Networks and Global Food Value Chains Due to Natural Disaster
The threat of disasters and climate change to the global food supply is growing. In the developing countries of Asia more than one quarter of the total economic impact of disaster is on the agriculture sector. Little is known about the impact of natural disasters on global value chains and regional food production networks. While significant uncertainties remain about risk associated with natural disasters, a scientific consensus is emerging on certain key action areas. To understand the vulnerability of global food value chains and assesses their implications for policymaking, ERIA, in cooperation with the University of Technology Vienna and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) organized a workshop bringing together leading academics and policymakers to describe and discuss several resilience measures. The papers in this volume cover the latest scientific and economic evidence on risk assessment methodologies, innovative supply chain logistics, and robust institutional frameworks for resilience, focusing on European and Asian experiences. The evidence is presented in a way that is widely useful to policy decision maker and makes a distinct contribution towards a greater science-policy interchange.
Chapter 10. Bio-industrial Agricultural Production Networks and Robustness Against Disasters: Roles of Information and Communications Technology in Industrial Agricultural Production in the Republic of Korea