Title: Food waste accounting methodologies: Challenges, opportunities, and further advancements
Authors: CORRADO SARAPATINHA CALDEIRA CARLAMATTIAS ERIKSSONJØRGEN HANSSEN OLEHAUSER HANS-EDUARDHOLSTEIJN FREIJA HADEWYCH VANGANG LIUÖSTERGREN KARINPARRY ANDREWSECONDI LUCASTENMARCK ÅSASALA SERENELLA
Citation: GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY-AGRICULTURE POLICY ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENT vol. 20 p. 93-100
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2019
JRC N°: JRC110334
ISSN: 2211-9124 (online)
URI: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211912417301530
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC110334
DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2019.01.002
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: About one third of the food produced globally is wasted along the food chain, representing a burden for the environment and an inefficiency of the food system. Tackling food waste is a priority on the global political agenda to guarantee food security. The definition of a methodology for food waste quantification is key to monitoring progress towards the achievement of reduction targets. This paper summarises the outcomes of a workshop on food waste accounting co-organised by the European Commission Joint Research Centre and Directorate General on Health and Food Safety with the aim of stimulating harmonisation of methodologies, identifying challenges and strengthening opportunities. This paper discusses methodological aspects, e.g. system boundaries, reliability of data, accounting of water flows, to ensure better support to food waste related policies and interventions.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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