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Food losses and waste (FLW) due to inefficiencies of resource use along the entire food supply chain and corresponding negative environmental, economic and social impact has been recognised as an emerging international challenge.
Both developed and developing countries contribute to FLW although underlying reasons differ. Research activities have increased in recent years but there are still knowledge gaps which hinder comprehensive, interdisciplinary action in practice.
This future activity will identify food losses and waste research priorities and provide corresponding recommendations for action both for science and research funding.
This future work will assess the range of futures scenarios conducted to date, in order to synthesise recommendations and subsequently perform a gap analysis.
This approach is typically about evaluating how the world might be, and predicting how 'business as usual' and 'business unusual' scenarios will impact on current decision-making. Such scenarios can stress test institutional ability to cope with the unexpected, and can be used to define trajectories of decision-making to avoid undesirable futures and improve confidence in final decisions.