What economic theory tells us about the impacts of reducing food losses and/or waste: Implications for research, policy and practice

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Abstract

Whereas the prevalence of hunger and food insecurity is often cited as a motivation for reducing losses and waste in agriculture and food systems, the impacts of such reduction on food security and the wider economy have not yet been investigated. This paper gives insights into these effects, the factors of influence, and derives implications for applied research, policy and practice.

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  • Agriculture and food systems
  • Economic theory
  • Food losses
  • Food security
  • Food waste
  • Impacts

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  • Martine M. Rutten

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