Client: Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) and WRAP
Funder: Partnering for Green Growth (P4G)
FLAWLESS is a partnership funded by P4G, and managed by WRAP, to develop, test and deploy commercial financial models to monetise food loss and waste in Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa. During the first phase of this initiative, Pinpoint provided technical expertise to recruit and engage with South African food waste voluntary agreement signatories. The emphasis of this engagement was on understanding current areas of focus for minimising food waste , and setting a solid platform for future reporting.
Funder: WWF-UK and Tesco
Pinpoint contributed to this groundbreaking study to re-evaluate the global volume of food losses on farms. Pinpoint's research provided insights on on-farm losses associated with citrus and avocado production in South Africa. A copy of the technical report is available here.
Client: Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) and Department of Trade & Industry (DTI)
Funder: SA-EU Dialogue Facility
Pinpoint was commissioned by the CGCSA and DTI (in partnership with Dr Julian Parfitt, Anthesis Group) to develop a business-led voluntary agreement on food waste for South Africa. This involved:
Client: Environmental Learning Research Centre (ELRC), Rhodes University
Funder: United Nation's One Planet Sustainable Lifestyles & Education (SLE) Trust Fund
The aim of the 1st phase of the project was to develop and trial a cell phone app in South Africa through which surplus food is traded. Another key component was the setting up of communities of practice around which the app could be tested and adopted. Pinpoint managed a project partner team of 8 organisations, and provided an advisory role on food loss and waste. The 2nd phase of the project aims to increase uptake, and further develop the app's functionality. Visit www.foodforus.co.za for further information or to download the app. The 1st phase project report is available here.
Client: WWF South Africa Funder: United Nation's One Planet Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Trust Fund
WWF-SA commissioned Pinpoint to examine seafood consumption trends, associated consumer behaviours and recommendations to inform their Sustainable Seafood Initiative's (SASSI) consumer campaign. The research formed the basis of a wider United Nation's Environment One Planet Sustainable Food System's project. An article on millennials and the key role they play in preserving threatened fish was published as a research output in the Business Day. Access the article here.
Client: WWF South Africa
The food loss and waste: Facts and futures report sketches out the state of food loss and waste in South Africa. Pinpoint undertook research and contributed as an author on:
The report can be downloaded here.
Client: UDA Consulting, Turkey
Funder: Standing Committee for Economic & Commercial Co-operation of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (COMCEC)
Pinpoint was commissioned by UDA Consulting as part of their research team to understand the scale of consumer and hospitality food waste in Islamic states. Pinpoint undertook research, led the report writing process and presented the findings at the 9th Meeting of the COMCEC Agriculture Working Group in February 2017 in Ankura, Turkey. The report can be downloaded here.
Client: Feedback Global, UK
Funder: The Rockefeller Foundation
Pinpoint undertook research to identify on-farm and pack house food waste associated with fresh produce exported from South African farms to the UK and United States. Evidence was gathered to assess the scale of the issue, how and why food waste arises, and documented solutions. The study forms part of a series of global case studies published by Feedback Global on the causes of food waste in international supply chains. A copy can be downloaded here.
Client: WWF South Africa
Pinpoint adapted and trialed the World Resources Institute's (WRI) Food Loss & Waste Protocol on the retailer Woolworths' spinach supply chain. Outputs included a methodology which is suitable for South African use to determine where in a supply chain food loss and waste occurs, the volumes and why. A summary of findings was presented in Woolworths' 2016 Annual Integrated report, and as a case study in WWF's Food loss and waste: Facts and futures report, which can be downloaded here.
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