SUPPLY CHAIN FOOD LOSS & WASTE
One out of every three calories of food is lost or wasted in the food chain. The most effective way to reduce food loss and waste will depend on the region of the globe and the food chain. At the Sustainable Food Lab, we help companies identify and implement high leverage solutions to food loss and waste in their smallholder farm supply chains.
Reducing supply chain food loss and waste can boost profitability and sustainability goals.
Reducing food loss and waste has the potential to:
- Increase efficiencies for companies by helping smallholder farmers produce higher quality and more uniform crops
- Address unnecessary agro-chemical use, transportation and storage for unusable crops
- Facilitate agricultural sourcing closer to processing facilities and end markets
- Slow or reduce climate change
- Improve food security and viability of smallholder farmers
At the Sustainable Food Lab, we help companies answer these questions:
- How does a business identify which chains have significant loss and waste?
- When should businesses consider investing in reduction of loss and waste?
- What are the leverage points to tackle food loss and waste once found? How would you track progress and ROI over time?
We aim to do this in a way that will allow different sized businesses to integrate food loss reduction techniques into their sourcing and sustainability programs.
Click here for a more detailed overview of this work.
A quick overview of partner Olam’s food loss and waste work can be found on the WBCSD website.
For more information, contact Stephanie Daniels at [email protected]