The 2019/2020 Food Sustainability Observatory Report illustrates the investigation conducted on recovery and redistribution practices of food surpluses along the supply chain also throughout the Covid-19 health emergency. It shares the analysis of innovative sustainability models of agri-food startups and explores the social sustainability that can be achieved by food packaging in addition to its dimension towards circular economy paradigms. Lastly, it presents supply chain models that reduce the distance between producer and consumer, leveraging relational and/or information proximity, evaluating the impact on sustainability.
• What are the most adopted food surplus recovery and redistribution practices along the supply chain, the drivers, barriers, and responsibility roles within companies?
• What is meant by ‘talking packaging’ and which technologies and information are needed to reach sustainability goals?
• Which “short supply chain” models are sustainable?
• How many agri-food startups are sustainable and which business models achieve circular economy?
Startups: new innovation trends for the sustainability of the agrifood sector
Virtuous system and supply chain actions for the recovery and redistribution of food surpluses
Food packaging and sustainability: from talking packaging to circularity solutions
The importance of short food supply chains in the current global food context