Mobilising informal businesses to reduce food losses and waste

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Food loss and waste (FLW) in food systems in LMIC occurs mainly in midstream value chain operations, which are dominated by small, informal businesses. Conventional policies and incentives fail to motivate these actors to address these problems. As such, we need novel ways to mobilise the innovation and scaling capacity of informal businesses to reduce food loss and waste.
This in turn requires that policy makers, investors and other stakeholders think more ‘out of the box’ and apply reverse thinking in their quest for ways to reach out and include the informal businesses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA journey into the world's food systems in search of losses, waste and ways to solve them
EditorsS. Stroosnijder, B. Hetterscheid, B. Castelein
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen University & Research
ISBN (Electronic)9789464472684
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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