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Technologies and Information Systems: A Contribution to the Sustainability of the Agri-Food Sector

  • José Luís ReisEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 444)

Abstract

Companies producing goods and services, in the food industry, need to have product, processes and marketing technologies, integrated with information systems supported by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to enable to plan, monitor, control and integrate all activities associated with the production, promotion and distribution. As the man evolves, he is creating new ways of communicating information to survive and to improve his quality of life. With globalization there is a reduction in transport and communication costs, as well as global logistics and distribution systems, which allows to be distributed products, including agri-food, where it comes from, to reach all the world. Regardless of other technologies, ICT are leading to the globalization, and one of the sectors affected by globalization, is the food industry. This article develop a set of data elements, which are constituted as a body of knowledge about technologies aspects, including technological developments, the main types of technologies and information systems, technological trends and some marketing aspects in the agri-food sector that contribute to its sustainability.

Keywords

Agri-food technologies Information systems Marketing technologies Sustainability Food supply chain network 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ISMAI, Maia University Institute, Research Unit CEDTUR/CETRADMaiaPortugal
  2. 2.Comission Viticulture of the Vinho Verde RegionPortoPortugal

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