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What is the goal?

What is the goal?

The SISTERS project aims to reduce food loss and waste in the main stages of the Food Value Chain in Europe through innovations targeted to each stage of the chain:

New tools for primary producers for promoting direct and Short Chain sales (farmers); new technological innovations in packaging for processors and retailers; and awareness campaigns for retailers and consumers on food loss and waste.

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A holistic approach

SISTERS will be a key EU project addressing the problem in a holistic way, reducing Food Loss & Waste by 27.4% and CO2 emissions by around 20% in the case studies.

Challenges

PRODUCTION

Food surplus due to precise/strict market demands to farmers.

LOGISTICS

Inefficiencies when handling and transporting food.

PROCESSING

Inefficient performance of bio-based food packaging.

MARKETING

Unsustainable marketing practices by retailers and/or wholesalers.

CONSUMPTION

Misinterpretation of labels, exceeded expiration date.

Solutions

Impact

0
Primary producers engaged
0
Kg of food for transportation tests
0
Kg of food for packaging tests
0
Marketing centres to be assessed
0
Consumer acceptance surveys

A holistic approach

SISTERS will be a key EU project addressing the problem in a holistic way, reducing Food Loss & Waste by 27.4% and CO2 emissions by around 20% in the case studies.

Challenges

PRODUCTION

Food surplus due to precise/strict market demands to farmers.

LOGISTICS

Inefficiencies when handling and transporting food.

PROCESSING

Inefficient performance of bio-based food packaging.

MARKETING

Unsustainable marketing practices by retailers and/or wholesalers.

CONSUMPTION

Misinterpretation of labels, exceeded expiration date.

Solutions

Impact

0
Primary producers engaged
0
Kg of food for transportation tests
0
Kg of food for packaging tests
0
Marketing centres to be assessed
0
Consumer acceptance surveys

Food loss & waste is a global issue.

Globally, roughly 33% (by weight) of the edible parts of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, which is around 1.3 billion tonnes of Food Loss and Waste per year.

Only in the EU, we generate every year around 89 million tonnes of Food Loss and Waste, accounting for 20% of the total food produced, with costs estimated at € 143 billion, impacting each stage of the Food Value Chain.

Food loss & waste is a global issue.

Globally, roughly 33% (by weight) of the edible parts of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, which is around 1.3 billion tonnes of Food Loss and Waste per year.

Only in the EU, we generate every year around 89 million tonnes of Food Loss and Waste, accounting for 20% of the total food produced, with costs estimated at € 143 billion, impacting each stage of the Food Value Chain.

18 partners

3 linked third parties

8 countries

54 months

18 PARTNERS

8 COUNTRIES

54 MONTHS

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