ASSESSMENT OF LOGISTICS SUSTAINABILITY IN FAMILY FARMS BASED ON THE LSR CONCEPT


Abstract

This paper is an assessment of sustainable logistics in family farms based on the LSR concept. The introduction clearly illustrates the significant contribution of logistics to the sustainable development of farms. For the purposes of this study, five Polish family farms were selected, located in the Wielkopolskie voivodeship, managing arable land with an area ranging from 32 ha to 131 ha, focused on mixed (plant + animal) production with various field arrangement patterns. This study uses a measurement methodology for logistics sustainability, addressing five key areas of LSR, i.e.: purchasing social responsibility (PSR), sustainable transportation (ST), sustainable packaging (SP), sustainable warehousing (SW) and reverse logistics (RL). According to the results, there is a weak (albeit growing) positive correlation between the logistics sustainability level and the area of land, whether it comes to specific main LSR processes or to social, environmental and economic aspects.

Keywords

Sustainable logistics; Family farms; Logistics processes; LSR concept

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Wajszczuk, K. (2018). ASSESSMENT OF LOGISTICS SUSTAINABILITY IN FAMILY FARMS BASED ON THE LSR CONCEPT. Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development, 49(3), 343-348. https://doi.org/10.17306/J.JARD.2018.00392

Karol Wajszczuk  wajszczuk@up.poznan.pl
Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu  Poland


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