Game Analysis on Problem of Food Safety in the Agricultural Products Supply Chain
Food is the most basic material conditions of survival and development of human society, its security situation is relation to the health and safety of consumer directly. This paper analyze the reasons of causing problems of food quality and safety in the agricultural products supply chain from the perspective of the game theory as well as the government incentive and regulatory mechanisms affect the decision-making of farmers and food producers respectively. In the game between crop growers - farmers and food producers, the government play the outsider role and should give farmers subsidies to encourage them to grow high-quality green crops, as far as possible to ensure food safety from the source. In the game between producers and regulators, the government, as the game participant, should be asked to improve the supervision efficiency and the control ability to prevent unqualified food products entering the market.
C. H. Shi et al., "Game Analysis on Problem of Food Safety in the Agricultural Products Supply Chain", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 20-23, pp. 1040-1045, 2010