What does digital transformation do in agriculture? A systematic literature review of Agri-food sector's digitalisation
Keywords:Agro- and Agri-food, digitalization, Agriculture, Systematic review
Digitalisation supporting business processes will be increasingly important for the agrifood industry and the related supply chain. The primary goal of this research is to highlight research works investigating the agrifood sector with digitalisation, based on structured literature collection and using a nomenclature of an internationally recognised database, namely Eurostat. Systematic literature review was done in order to achieve the goal set using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) methodology and the keywords of digitalisation and agri/agro-food. The meta-data of Scopus and Web of Science databases were used for this study. 92 articles were included in the qualitative analysis and results show that the topic on digitalisation with the agri-food industry and/or supply chain has been increasing year by year. Furthermore, the most important topic dealt by a high percentage of the articles is the e-business, in particular the level of the technological solutions for the integration with customers and suppliers. Moreover, the pandemic situation over the past few years has drawn the attention of the researchers to analyse the effects of COVID-19.