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GTAP Resource #6558

"Eat good, waste less? Global food loss and waste in the context of healthier and more sustainable diets"
by Gatto, Alessandro, Marijke Kuiper and Hans van Meijl

Transitioning to a more sustainable food system requires identifying synergies between nutritional targets (SDG2) and FLW generation (SDG12.3), assessing FLW along global FSC when diets shift to more sustainable consumption. Bridging economic and technical modelling of FLW, we trace FLW in physical quantities along global FSC in a global economic model. We compile a new global FLW database and investigate how transitioning towards the EAT-Lancet diet influences FLW magnitude, composition and location along FSC in 2030. The EAT-Lancet diet reduces FLW generation along FSC, enlarging shares of non-processed plant-based products, highly suitable for reuse. Nonetheless, as the diet increases food trade, imports from high-income regions generate large amounts of losses in low- and mid-income regions, requiring complementary policies to achieve SDG12.3 on a global scale. We address current FLW data and methodological inconsistencies, providing a starting point for bridging economic and technical models to assist policies and multidisciplinary investigations on FLW.

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2022 Conference Paper
Status: Not published
By/In: Presented during the 25th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Virtual Conference)
Date: 2022
Created: Gatto, A. (4/14/2022)
Updated: Gatto, A. (6/9/2022)
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- Calibration and parameter estimation
- Model extension/development
- Resources and circular economy
- GTAP Data Base and extensions
- Food prices and food security
- Supply chains

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