Circular food chain - from consumption to production

Reference number 2018-04699
Coordinator INDUSTRIELLT UTVECKLINGSCENTRUM SYD AKTIEBOLAG - Industrikluster IUC Syd, Malmö
Funding from Vinnova SEK 999 749
Project duration December 2018 - December 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture Cirkulär och biobaserad ekonomi
Call Policy and behavioral issues for a biobased circular economy

Purpose and goal

The aim is to reduce food waste by investigating where there is the potential for developing a circular economy in the food value chain. The entire value chain from agriculture, manufacturing, packaging, distribution and consumption is being investigated. Since the consumer is a major part of the problems with food waste, the goal is to investigate consumer preferences on food, thus increasing understanding, insight and knowledge about opportunities for circular economy.

Expected results and effects

The projects expected results is a common picture, increased knowledge, potential collaborations in the food value chain to stop food waste by increasing circular economy. The project shall also contribute to overarching organizational "silos" as well as gaining insight into how business benefits can be increased through new business models, products and services based on bridging the gaps for a circular value chain, in the same way as vertical integration do.

Planned approach and implementation

We work together with stakeholders in the food value chain to create increased knowledge and incentives to reduce food waste through collaboration between stakeholders from the whole food value chain. Interested parties are included from the start to create consensus on common impact targets. We work in an open process where issues and results are presented and addressed to all stakeholders in the food value chain.

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