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Improving sustainability of beef industry supply chains

Ellen Goddard, Albert Boaitey, Getu Hailu, Kenneth Poon


The results of the study showed that whilst the use of the breeding technology yielded positive economic and environmental benefits to all producers in the supply chain, primary adopters were unlikely to adopt. This paper finds evidence of the misalignment in incentives within the supply chain with a significant proportion of the additional value going to producers who do not incur any additional cost from the adoption of the innovation. The study also highlighted the role of both public and market-based mechanisms in the innovation diffusion process.

Publication: British Food Journal, 118:(6): 1533-1552
Date: January, 2016

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