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Towards nutrition sensitive agriculture. Actor readiness to reduce food and nutrient losses or wastes along the dairy value chain in Uganda

Joshua Wesana UGent, Hans De Steur UGent, Manoj K. Dora, Emma Mutenyo, Lucia Muyama and Xavier Gellynck UGent (2018) JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION. 182. p.46-56
abstract
The growing search for potential approaches needed for nutrition sensitive agriculture has increased the attention given to reduction of food and nutrient losses or wastes. This study targeted the dairy sector in Uganda to empirically explore stakeholder readiness for a change toward a nutrition sensitive value chain. A survey was conducted among 246 supply chain actors about their general understanding of nutrition sensitive agriculture while making a link with food and nutrient loss or waste reduction strategies. By using lean manufacturing as a waste management approach, the theory of organizational readiness to change was applied and its constructs tested empirically to assess value chain actors' readiness to adopt measures against losses and wastes. Findings indicate that actors are less familiar with the term nutrition sensitive agriculture, yet they actually know or do what the concept entails. In addition, we found that unmarketable dairy products are often discarded but sometimes donated to charity. Path analysis revealed that change valence and resource availability positively influence change commitment and efficacy, respectively, to adopt lean measures against losses and wastes. Multi-actor approach only had a positive effect on change commitment but not on efficacy. In summary, value chain actors are optimistic about adopting approaches to reduce food and nutrient losses or wastes as part of nutrition sensitive agriculture. Consequently, external players such as governments, academia and humanitarian agencies need to create sustainable partnerships with the food industry to implement such initiatives. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, SUPPLY CHAIN, STAKEHOLDER, PERSPECTIVES, ORGANIZATIONAL READINESS, OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE, MANUFACTURING COMPANIES, ENABLING ENVIRONMENT, LACTASE PERSISTENCE, IMPROVING NUTRITION, Nutrition sensitive agriculture, Food value chain, Food loss and waste, Nutrient loss, Lean management, Organizational change theory
journal title
JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION
J. Clean Prod.
volume
182
pages
11 pages
publisher
Elsevier Sci Ltd
place of publication
Oxford
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Article
Web of Science id
000428826300006
ISSN
0959-6526
1879-1786
DOI
10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.02.021
language
English
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yes
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8559384
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8559384
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2018-04-19 07:00:58
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  author       = {Wesana, Joshua and De Steur, Hans and Dora, Manoj K. and Mutenyo, Emma and Muyama, Lucia and Gellynck, Xavier},
  issn         = {0959-6526},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION},
  keyword      = {CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS,SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA,SUPPLY CHAIN,STAKEHOLDER,PERSPECTIVES,ORGANIZATIONAL READINESS,OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE,MANUFACTURING COMPANIES,ENABLING ENVIRONMENT,LACTASE PERSISTENCE,IMPROVING NUTRITION,Nutrition sensitive agriculture,Food value chain,Food loss and waste,Nutrient loss,Lean management,Organizational change theory},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {46--56},
  publisher    = {Elsevier Sci Ltd},
  title        = {Towards nutrition sensitive agriculture. Actor readiness to reduce food and nutrient losses or wastes along the dairy value chain in Uganda},
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  volume       = {182},
  year         = {2018},
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Chicago
Wesana, Joshua, Hans De Steur, Manoj K. Dora, Emma Mutenyo, Lucia Muyama, and Xavier Gellynck. 2018. “Towards Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture. Actor Readiness to Reduce Food and Nutrient Losses or Wastes Along the Dairy Value Chain in Uganda.” Journal of Cleaner Production 182: 46–56.
APA
Wesana, J., De Steur, H., Dora, M. K., Mutenyo, E., Muyama, L., & Gellynck, X. (2018). Towards nutrition sensitive agriculture. Actor readiness to reduce food and nutrient losses or wastes along the dairy value chain in Uganda. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 182, 46–56.
Vancouver
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Wesana J, De Steur H, Dora MK, Mutenyo E, Muyama L, Gellynck X. Towards nutrition sensitive agriculture. Actor readiness to reduce food and nutrient losses or wastes along the dairy value chain in Uganda. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION. Oxford: Elsevier Sci Ltd; 2018;182:46–56.
MLA
Wesana, Joshua, Hans De Steur, Manoj K. Dora, et al. “Towards Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture. Actor Readiness to Reduce Food and Nutrient Losses or Wastes Along the Dairy Value Chain in Uganda.” JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION 182 (2018): 46–56. Print.