Food Systems and Supply Chains
We are committed to support the transformation of the food system, so we can feed the growing population in a sustainable manner.
The food system is essential to sustaining life for the growing global population. However, the current system is far from sustainable. The food supply chain is not only responsible for 26% of global GHG emissions, but is also one of the largest causes of terrestrial acidification, eutrophication and water scarcity and takes up about 43% of the world’s ice- and desert-free land (Poore and Nemecek, 2018). Most of this is caused during the farm stage.
There is large potential for progress in agriculture. For example, certain sustainable practices have the potential to transform a farm from emission source into a sink. However, it is not trivial to improve the food system as a whole, as there are no one-size-fits-all solutions due to the wide variety in climates and production systems.
Decarbonizing Dairy Farms
The project was done in collaboration with Nestlé and evaluated and modelled the abatement potential and costs of different levers on a farm level, to contribute towards the decarbonization of dairy.
Insects to Protein
Preparation of scale-up of new “insects to protein” solution – comparative assessment to other treatment options for food waste.
Business cases and sustainability assessment for greenhouses for local vegetable production on supermarket rooftops. Including scenario analysis on the impact of climate change on business cases.