Economy-wide Impacts of Food Waste Reduction: A General Equilibrium Approach
Hasan Dudu () and
Emanuele Ferrari ()
No 186677, 2014 International Congress, August 26-29, 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia from European Association of Agricultural Economists
Food waste has been started to be recognized as an important factor threatening a sustainable food system. However most of the studies in the literature ignore the costs of reducing food waste. In this study we develop a framework to analyse the effects of food waste reduction on the whole economy when associated costs are taken into account in a regional CGE model. Our results suggest that the level of cost is quite important on determining the final impact. Food waste reduction may cause severe loss of competitiveness for agriculture and food production if costs are not taken into account.
Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Consumer/Household Economics; Crop Production/Industries; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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