Potential impacts on sub-Saharan Africa of reducing food loss and waste in the European Union: A focus on food prices and price transmission effects

M.M. Rutten, Nomathemba Mhlanga

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

Abstract

This paper investigates, by means of scenario analyses, how reductions in food loss and waste in the European Union (EU) could influence prices in sub-Saharan Africa – as a source and destination of traded agricultural and food products. Four 50 percent reduction scenarios are enacted, using the Modular Applied GeNeral Equilibrium Tool (MAGNET), in addition to a baseline “business as usual” (BaU) scenario. The analysis provides insights on potential impacts in terms of medium- to long-term global and local price changes in sub-Saharan Africa and the mechanisms behind them (changes in production, consumption and trade patterns). It also provides insights in terms of potential welfare impacts.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherFAO
Number of pages64
ISBN (Print)9789251090282
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • food consumption
  • food policy
  • food wastes
  • food prices
  • africa
  • europe
  • european union

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Potential impacts on sub-Saharan Africa of reducing food loss and waste in the European Union: A focus on food prices and price transmission effects'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this