Methodological approaches to tackling food waste: Moving the agenda forward

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Luciana Marques Vieira
Marcia Dutra de Barcellos
Gustavo Porpino de Araujo
Daniele Eckert Matzembacher


COVID 19 disrupted food supply chains worldwide. Existing problems, such as food and nutrition insecurity, increased exponentially. It has become imperative to move to a more sustainable and equitable food system.
In this sense, the challenge in researching food losses and waste (FLW) and proposing solutions mobilizes transdisciplinary approaches and processes to transform food supply chains in an effective manner. Understanding how much food we produce and consume is no easy task. So many different geographical, cultural and societal contexts and levels of economic development and urbanization result in quantitative and qualitative limitations. According to Corrado et al. (2019), accounting for food waste is a central element in designing an FLW policy and the interventions that are proposed. The methodology adopted when accounting for waste is key to
monitoring the progress made towards reducing targets. There is no best way of tackling food losses and waste, but many relevant and rigorous attempts are made using different methods. Some of them are discussed in this paper, which suggests a methodological agenda for business and management researchers who are interested in this challenge.


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MARQUES VIEIRA, L.; DUTRA DE BARCELLOS, M.; PORPINO DE ARAUJO, G. .; ECKERT MATZEMBACHER, D. . Methodological approaches to tackling food waste: Moving the agenda forward. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 61, n. 5, p. 1–7, 2021. DOI: 10.1590/S0034-759020210509. Disponível em: Acesso em: 14 jul. 2024.


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