Comparative Analysis of Strategies for National Food Stockpiling: A Case Study of Germany and Switzerland

Authors

  • Katharina Eberhardt Institute for Industrial Production (IIP), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Author https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3580-0951
  • Simon Stieler Institute for Industrial Production (IIP), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Author
  • Florian Klaus Kaiser Institute for Industrial Production (IIP), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Author
  • Frank Schultmann Institute for Industrial Production (IIP), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Author

Keywords:

Preparedness, Expert interview, Disaster management, Decision-support

Abstract

Effective disaster preparedness, including the strategic stockpiling of resources, is crucial to respond quickly and efficiently to unforeseen crises. Therefore, we contribute to understanding effective disaster preparedness by examining the national food stockpiling practices in Germany and Switzerland, nations renowned for their proactive disaster management and high levels of preparedness. Using comparative content analysis, we thoroughly investigate the strategies, stakeholder involvement, and economic aspects these nations employ to ensure food supply. Insights are gained through in-depth interviews with experts in disaster management, food production, and food supply. The analysis reveals significant differences in the approaches, highlighting benefits and drawbacks for policymakers and practitioners. Our research underscores the importance of different strategies to suit national contexts and provides insights into best practices for enhancing food security and supply in the face of disasters.

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Published

2024-05-14

How to Cite

Eberhardt, K., Stieler, S., Kaiser, F. K., & Schultmann, F. (2024). Comparative Analysis of Strategies for National Food Stockpiling: A Case Study of Germany and Switzerland. ISCRAM Proceedings, 21. https://ojs.iscram.org/index.php/Proceedings/article/view/34

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