Reducing food loss on the farm

Which new on-farm practices and technologies can limit food loss?


This Focus Group is ongoing.


Tasks:

  • Identify the main factors causing loss of plant food products on the farm.
  • Identify existing on-farm practices that limit the loss of plant food products, such as cereals, olives and fruit and vegetables.
  • Identify technologies that can help create value within the food chain or in non-food value chains for by-products and for products that might otherwise not be sold (N.B. energy production on the farm is already dealt with under another Focus Group and will not be the main target of this Focus Group).
  • Define strategies to reduce loss of plant food products at farm level, from the selection of crops and varieties and planting to harvesting and the delivery of the product (handling, storing…).
  • Identify examples of new strategies for marketing plant food products which are not of a quality which is accepted by traditional market channels.
  • Explore the possibilities offered by digital technologies in helping to reduce food loss on the farm.
  • Provide examples of practices and tools to limit the loss of plant food products on the farm.
  • Propose potential innovative actions to stimulate the knowledge and use of practices and strategies for limiting food waste on the farm and providing inspiration and ideas for Operational Groups and other innovative projects.
  • Identify remaining research and innovation needs coming from practice associated to the reduction of food loss in the production of plant food products.

 

Results:


Other information:


Focus Group members:

Surname, first name

Profession

Country

Argyropoulos, Dimitrios

Researcher

Germany

Bernaert, Nathalie

Researcher

Belgium

Briaumont, Dorothée

Working at an NGO

France

Chavrier, Nathalie

Adviser

Spain

Elorrieta, María Antonia

Adviser

Spain

Feret, Samuel

Other

France

Halbert, Catherine

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing

Ireland

Hartikainen, Hanna

Researcher

Finland

Jaakkola, Mari

Researcher

Finland

Jiménez Pérez, Sonsoles

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing

Spain

Krol, Marjon

Adviser

Netherlands

Power, Colman

Farmer

Ireland

Rivereau, Adélaïde

Adviser

France

Roels, Jana

Adviser

Belgium

Rätsep, Reelika

Researcher

Estonia

Schneider, Felicitas

Researcher; Adviser

Germany

Sermuksnyte-Alesiuniene, Kristina

Industry

Lithuania

Williams, David

Adviser

United Kingdom

Vittuari, Matteo

Researcher

Italy

Vooijs, Jacco

Farmer

Netherlands

Facilitation team

Ward, Shane

Coordinating expert

Ireland

Morin, Alexandre

Task manager

France

Lepmets, Eike

Backup

Estonia


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