Food management innovations for reducing food wastage – a systematic literature review
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B.A., Poznań University of Economics and Business, Student Scholarly Association of Food Economics, Poland
Ph.D., Poznań University of Economics and Business, Department of Macroeconomics and Agricultural Economics, Poland
Online publication date: 2020-07-31
Management 2020;24(1):193–207
The goal of this paper is to assess the current trends in research on food waste management innovations in social sciences and mapping them. To achieve this, 107 articles were extracted from the Web of Science database with the keywords food waste and innovations/technologies. Then, we grouped them in accordance with part of supply chain they concern and type of innovation they propose. We identified that the majority of the innovations concern the final stages of the food supply chain. It makes them more suitable for developed countries, where the wastage is the greatest in this phase of production. It also indicates a research gap in waste-reduction technologies in the initial stages of the food supply chain. Improvements in this field may be particularly beneficial from the food security point of view, because countries suffering from food shortages waste most of their supplies in the early stages of production.
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