Reducing food wastage, improving food security? An inventory study on stakeholders’ perspectives and the current state

J. Tielens, J.J.L. Candel

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Abstract

This study is concerned with the relation between food wastage reduction and the improvement of food security. The central question of this inventory study is to what extent interventions to reduce food wastage are effective contributions for food security, in particular for local access in developing regions, but also the food system stability in general? To investigate this, an overview of international actors working in the field of wastage has been made, with a European/Dutch focus. Their activities and motivations and their assumptions on the relation between reducing food wastage and increasing food security have been mapped. Following this, a synthesis of insights on this relation from scientific and grey literature was made. Finally, conclusions were drawn up.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherFood & Business Knowledge Platform
Number of pages37
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • food security
  • food wastage
  • losses
  • food supply
  • developing countries

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