Today, food waste in Europe alone amounts to 88 million tonnes annually at a cost of €143 billion. Globally, it accounts for 8-10% of all greenhouse gas emissions. To combat climate change, the UN has therefore set a target to halve food waste by 2030.
Primarily, the From farm to fork project aims to develop science-based tools to help us make better decisions regarding food production supply chains and consumption patterns.
The researchers’ models will then be tested for four years in three cities: Bollnäs in Sweden, Graz in Austria, and Valencia in Spain.
The researchers in Gävle will specifically investigate how leadership can facilitate change, examine strategies for change and drivers of change, and seek to identify existing barriers to change.