Challenges and Solutions for Enhancing Agriculture Value Chain Decision-Making. A Short Review

  • Jorge E. HernandezEmail author
  • Janusz Kacprzyk
  • Hervé Panetto
  • Alejandro Fernandez
  • Shaofeng Liu
  • Angel Ortiz
  • Marco De-Angelis
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 506)


Increasingly challenging global and environmental requirements have resulted in agricultural systems coming under increasing pressure to enhance their resilience capabilities. This in special to respond to the abrupt changes in resource quality, quantity and availability, especially during unexpected environmental circumstances, such as uncertain weather, pests and diseases, volatile market conditions and commodity prices. Therefore, integrated solutions are necessary to support the knowledge-management, collaborative ICT solution, risk management and regulation management across agriculture stakeholders. Therefore, and based on the on-going work under the H2020 RUC-APS project research network, this book chapter is oriented to contribute to agriculture value chain decision-making field to cover the current need on gathering a common understanding and appreciation of new trends in agriculture value chain, in special the multi-disciplinary challenges. For this, a short a literature review is conducted to summarise the main findings on real application and current research trends. This within the objective to propose an integrated framework based on better use of communication ways, standardised structures, development of training and awareness, regulation based initiatives and vertical Integration.


Agriculture value chain Collaboration ICT Risk management Case studies Review 



Authors of this publication acknowledge the contribution of the Project 691249, RUC-APS: Enhancing and implementing Knowledge based ICT solutions within high Risk and Uncertain Conditions for Agriculture Production Systems (, funded by the European Union under their funding scheme H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge E. Hernandez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Janusz Kacprzyk
    • 2
  • Hervé Panetto
    • 3
  • Alejandro Fernandez
    • 4
  • Shaofeng Liu
    • 5
  • Angel Ortiz
    • 6
  • Marco De-Angelis
    • 7
  1. 1.University of Liverpool Management SchoolLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.IBSPAN, Systems Research InstitutePolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland
  3. 3.UL, Université de LorraineNancyFrance
  4. 4.UNLP, Universidad Nacional de La PlataLa PlataArgentina
  5. 5.UoP, University of PlymouthPlymouthUK
  6. 6.UPV, Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  7. 7.The Institute for Risk and UncertaintyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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