Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising waste prevention Strategies

    Project: EU research project

    Project Details

    Description

    FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising waste prevention Strategies) will contribute to achieving a Resource Efficient Europe by significantly reducing food waste. It will achieve this through a comprehensive and experienced European partnership covering all key actors across the food supply chain, including regulatory, business, NGOs and knowledge institutes, all with strong links to consumer organisations. FUSIONS will establish a tiered European multi-stakeholder Platform to generate a shared vision and strategy to prevent food loss and reduce food waste across the supply chain through social innovation: new ideas (products, services and models) that simultaneously meet social needs (more effectively than alternatives) and create new social relationships or collaborations.

    The overall aim of the project is to contribute significantly to the harmonisation of food waste monitoring, feasibility of social innovative measures for optimised food use in the food chain and the development of a Common Food Waste Policy for EU27. Utilising the policy and behavioural change recommendations from the delivery of the key objectives, the FUSIONS European multi-stakeholder platform will enable, encourage, engage and support key actors across Europe in delivering a 50% reduction in food waste and a 20% reduction in the food chains resource inputs by 2020.
    AcronymFUSIONS
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/08/1231/07/16

    Research Output

    Food waste drivers in Europe, from identification to possible interventions

    Canali, M., Amani, P., Aramyan, L., Gheoldus, M., Moates, G., Östergren, K., Silvennoinen, K., Waldron, K. & Vittuari, M., 2017, In : Sustainability. 9, 1, 37.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 41 Citations (Scopus)

    Scenario analysis on current trends of food waste generation

    Aramyan, L., Valeeva, N., Gaiani, S., Politano, A., Gheoldus, M., Burgos, S., Rogers, D., Scherhaufer, S., Vittuari, M., Timmermans, T. & Bos-Brouwers, H., 29 Sep 2016, Wageningen: FUSIONS. 63 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

    Open Access