Title Economic impact assessment of food waste reduction on European countries through social accounting matrices
Authors CAMPOY MUÑOZ, MARÍA DEL PILAR, CARDENETE FLORES, MANUEL ALEJANDRO, DELGADO LÓPEZ, MARÍA DEL CARMEN, CARDENETE FLORES, MANUEL ALEJANDRO, CAMPOY MUÑOZ, MARÍA DEL PILAR, DELGADO LÓPEZ, MARÍA DEL CARMEN
External publication No
Means Resour. Conserv. Recycl.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 5.12000
SJR Impact 1.46200
Area International
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Publication date 01/07/2017
ISI 000401881300019
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85013865821
DOI 10.1016/j.resconrec.2017.02.010
Abstract Food waste is becoming a major global issue, threatening sustainable food systems and generating negative externalities in environmental terms. To highlight the associated cost to society from an economic perspective, studies estimate the amount and monetary value of the wasted food by households and along the supply chain. In this paper, we adopt a different point of view by assessing the effects of food waste reduction on national economies in terms of total output, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employment. We use linear multiplier models based on social accounting matrices with a highly disaggregated agricultural account for the year 2007. The proposed methodology is applied to a sample of European countries with different economic structure, i.e., Spain, Germany and Poland. The results show that the most significant impacts are due to a reduction in the avoidable portion of the wasted food by households across the countries. However, the size of these impacts depends on the economic structure of the country in which reduction could be implemented, highlighting the need to tailor measures intended to reduce food waste. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords Linear CGE models; Social accounting matrix; Food waste
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