A Qualitative Investigation into Agricultural Industry Supply Chain Efficiency During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Andrew Raffington
Adesiyan Joseph


This research intends to perform a quantitative investigation into the efficiency of the agricultural supply chain during the unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilizing a comprehensive dataset spanning the pre-pandemic and pandemic periods across various geographical locations, this study employs advanced statistical techniques to assess the impact of COVID-19 on agricultural supply chain operations. Key performance indicators, including supply chain velocity, effectiveness, reliability, and resilience, were analyzed to gauge efficiency levels. Findings indicate a significant shift in operational dynamics, with notable disruptions in supply chain continuity and increased lead times due to logistical challenges and labor shortages. Despite these hurdles, adaptive strategies employed by stakeholders, such as digital transformation and diversification of supply sources, have mitigated some of the adverse effects. The study contributes to the existing body of knowledge by providing empirical evidence on the resilience of agricultural supply chains in the face of global crises. Furthermore, it offers practical insights for policymakers, supply chain practitioners, and agricultural producers on enhancing supply chain preparedness and resilience against future disruptions. The implications of this research underscore the necessity for strategic planning and investment in technology to bolster the agricultural supply chain's robustness, ensuring food security and sustainability in volatile environments.

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Raffington, A. and Joseph , A. (2024) “A Qualitative Investigation into Agricultural Industry Supply Chain Efficiency During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, International Journal of Current Research in Science and Technology, 10(03). doi: 10.57181/ijcrst/vol10i03/76.
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