Sustainable food chains
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute works with sustainability throughout the food chain, in close collaboration with industry and government organizations.
Sustainable food procurement
We support municipalities and other government organizations with climate-adapted and circular food procurement.
Cultivation and processing
We develop technology and methods for tomorrow’s sustainable food production, together with companies, government agencies and other researchers.
Food waste in the food chain
We work to improve food management through measures that reduce food waste and save on resources.
A selection of our practical work in the food sector
Collaboration to reduce food waste – SAMS
Our collaboration to reduce food waste, known by its Swedish acronym SAMS, is a national agreement in which stakeholders in the food chain collaborate to identify where food waste and food loss arise, as well as their underlying causes. Voluntary agreements have proven successful in other European countries.
Increased donation of food
Industry, academia and civil society are now working together to investigate obstacles and show good examples and efficient working methods to donate surplus food. This is a contribution to reaching the goal of halving food waste by 2030. The project is to result in a handbook to facilitate food donation for all stakeholders in the value chain.
The latest news in the food sector
Research in food
We conduct research and development throughout the food system
Contact IVL's food experts
Food waste and resource efficiency
Sustainable procurement and life cycle analysis
Life cycle analysis and sustainable food systems
Food waste and circular flows
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