upcycling food wate in low-income and developing areas: Technological option and Economic feasibility

Project: PhD

Project Details


Enormous quantities of FW are produced in cities daily, and its management is a serious challenge in urban areas, particularly in developing countries with significant population growth associated with unsustainable development and resulting ineffective and inefficient urban waste management practices. Other barriers that hinder sustainable FW management in developing countries include lack of data, lack of adequate infrastructure, inadequate funding and weak institutions. Finding suitable solutions for proper FW management in Nigerian cities would not only improve the environment and enhance financial sustainability of the FW system but can also be replicated in other developing areas with similar FW management challenges. preserving our environment demands the conversion of the FW we produce to a source of new products for reuse. For this study, food thrown away at the end of the supply chain (distribution, market, and consumer stage) is considered. This feasibility study in low-income and developing areas intends to characterize FW, determine its market potential, enable the selection of appropriate FW treatment technologies and infrastructures, as well as it highlights the role of public sector in FW management. In this way, the research helps to adopt resource upcycling from urban FW to enhance a circular economy. Data for characterization of FW would be via crowdsourcing and other relevant data would be collected from surveys, literature, and expert opinions. Data collected would further be subjected to analysis using appropriate statistical tools.
Effective start/end date4/04/21 → …


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