Opening the black box of food waste reduction
Marco Melacini and
Food Policy, 2014, vol. 46, issue C, 129-139
Surplus food management plays a key role in food waste reduction. This paper addresses the multifaceted concept of food supply chain sustainability by presenting a model of surplus food generation and management (called ASRW, Availability-Surplus-Recoverability-Waste), which encompasses the integrated food supply chain (i.e. business, environmental and social players). The model was developed using a bottom-up approach, by conducting 30 exploratory case studies and iterating theory development and data analysis. Three confirmatory case studies, from different food supply chain stages, are also presented to demonstrate how the model can be used to identify food waste reduction strategies.
Keywords: Surplus food; Food waste; Sustainable development; Food supply chain (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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