Title: Economy-wide Impacts of Food Waste Reduction: A General Equilibrium Approach
Citation: AgEcon Search, 2014 International Congress
Publisher: University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC92228
URI: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/handle/186677
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Food waste is increasingly recognized as an important factor threatening not only food security, but as well several dimensions of sustainability of the food system. However most of the studies in the literature focus on technological aspects and ignore the costs of options to reduce food waste. In this study we develop a framework to analyse the effects of food waste reduction in a CGE model to reflect associated costs across sectors and agents. Our results suggest that enforced food waste reduction, e.g. by regularity measures such as standards, may cause severe loss of competitiveness for agriculture and food production.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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