LOWINFOOD aims at assessing the scope for reduction of food losses and waste in the fish supply chain in Scotland and Germany. To this end, LOWINFOOD pursues identifying hotspots of food waste generation and the scope for its prevention and reduction along the fish supply chain, and present innovative solutions.

Concretely, meetings with stakeholders at different supply chain levels will be organised, in order to facilitate dialogue among them through participatory methods: the innovations developed by LOWINFOOD innovator partners will also be advertised among stakeholders. After supply chain stakeholders in Scotland and Germany use them, LOWINFOOD will collect data about their impact; these data will be used to improve innovation user-friendliness to meet stakeholders’ needs and expectations.

Innovations being tested and improved in LOWINFOOD for the fish value chain

8-Stakeholder dialogue fish

Stakeholder dialogue to develop guidelines against food loss and waste

In-depth analysis of supply chain relationships and dialogue among supply chain actors at different levels (fishing companies, fish markets, processors, wholesalers, retailers, consumers) will lead to the identification of innovative solutions with a potential to reduce loss and waste of fish. These will be detailed in a policy brief and advertised after the main hotspots of food loss and waste have been identified. Scottish and German fish supply chain actors will participate in the dialogue in their countries.

3-Leroma B2B fish

B2B digital market place for reducing food losses in the fish food industry

Leroma is a start-up that has devised a digital market place for food commodities, including fish. It builds the digital bridge between raw-material suppliers and raw-material purchasers. The digital market place will include an interface that allows inputting the raw material data from the supplier. It also offers a surplus market, where excess quantities of raw materials can be sold.