Title: Making food supply chain sustainable: participating smallholder farmers in modern retail channels

Authors: Alim Setiawan Slamet; Rika Ampuh Hadiguna; Heti Mulyati

Addresses: Department of Management, IPB University (Bogor Agricultural University), Kampus IPB Dramaga, Bogor, West Java, 16680, Indonesia ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Andalas University, Limau Manis, Pauh, Padang 25163, Indonesia ' Department of Management, IPB University (Bogor Agricultural University), Kampus IPB Dramaga, Bogor, West Java, 16680, Indonesia

Abstract: Modern retail channels of food products require continuity of supply of food products such as fruits and vegetables from farmers. The relationship between farmers and retailers in modern retail channels can be created with sustainable food supply chain management (SFSCM). SFSCM is needed in response to increasing consumer concerns about health, food security, and social and environmental issues. The research objective is to determine the enabler to implement SFSCM based on the participation of small-scale farmers in modern retail channels, focused on fruit and vegetable products. The method applied is interpretive structural modelling (ISM) that has the ability to combine and clarify the possibilities and interactions. This helps to discuss direct and indirect relations between farmers and modern retailers. Some enablers, such as physical infrastructure and collaboration and work among supply chain members and stakeholders, are found to have strong and fundamental driving forces in SFSCM.

Keywords: enabler; modern retail; smallholder farmer; interpretive structural modelling; ISM; sustainable food supply chain.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSAMI.2020.108361

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, 2020 Vol.6 No.2, pp.135 - 162

Received: 11 Dec 2019
Accepted: 27 Dec 2019

Published online: 03 Jul 2020 *

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