Food donation as a strategy to reduce food waste in an emerging Latin American country: a case study in Uruguay

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Food donation as a strategy to reduce food waste in an emerging Latin American country: a case study in Uruguay

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BANCO DE ALIMENTOS
SEGURIDAD ALIMENTARIA
SOSTENIBILIDAD
BIBLIOGRAFIA NACIONAL QUIMICA
2023

Abstract

Food donation has expanded globally and has become a common form of food assistance in emerging countries. However, research on food donation experiences in these settings is still scarce. Purpose In this context, the objectives of the present work were as follows: (i) to explore the views of Uruguayan stakehold ers on food donation as a strategy to reduce food waste, (ii) to identify barriers and enablers for food donation in Uruguay, and (iii) to explore the organizational characteristics of Uruguayan food banks. Methods A qualitative approach based on two data collection strategies was used: documentary content analysis of ofcial governmental documents and in-depth semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders related to food waste and food donations in Uruguay. Results Food donation emerged as a central strategy for food waste reduction in the view of Uruguayan stakeholders, mainly because it was perceived as an efcient strategy to reduce food insecurity. The complexity of food donation was acknowledged by Uruguayan stakeholders and who identifed several barriers for its implementation related to economic considerations, the characteristics of the donated products, legal and commercial considerations, and organizational characteristics of food banks. Conclusion Although most barriers were aligned with results from previous studies conducted in developed countries, some specifcities to the Uruguayan context were also identifed. Clear and detailed legal frameworks to ensure that the donated products reach the target population along with nutritional requirements for the foods to be donated were deemed necessary.

Autor

Montoli, Pablo
Ares, Gastón
Aschemann Witzel, Jessica
Curutchet, María Rosa
Giménez, Ana

Fuente

Nutrire, v.48, 2023.

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Springer

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2023

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14 p.

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Artículos

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10.1186/s41110-023-00208-9

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Montoli, Pablo, “Food donation as a strategy to reduce food waste in an emerging Latin American country: a case study in Uruguay,” RIQUIM - Repositorio Institucional de la Facultad de Química - UdelaR, accessed May 25, 2024, https://riquim.fq.edu.uy/items/show/6700.
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