Legal & Economic Barriers Survey

Are you willing to help identifying the key drivers of food loss and food waste in your region or country from the perspective of a Food Value Chain actor? Are you eager to contribute meaningful advise on how to halt food loss and food waste in Europe? The option is here! Take part in the FOODRUS survey on legal and economic barriers to food waste!

Be an actor of change, participate and tell us your story! Access the survey here.

The survey has been designed to cover all stages of the food value chain, from farm to fork, including public entities that are responsible for organic (food) waste collection and disposal. Depending on the profile of your organization and its role within the Food Value Chain, the survey takes about 15 minutes to be completed.

Results of the survey will be used to prepare policy recommendations for national and European legislators with a twofold aim:

  • Address existing current legal impediments at European, national and regional level on the prevention of food losses and food waste;
  • Define policy recommendations that can help address the economic and behavioral aspects of food loss and food waste through new legislation.

Thank you in advance for your participation to the survey. Results will be shared here on the FOODRUS website.

For further information, please contact: Agnese Boccalon at or Nuria Cases I Sampere at

New survey to identify food waste prevention best practices

The FOODRUS project has launched a detailed survey to collect data on food losses and waste and to identify new strategies that can limit these losses.

The survey is designed for both business owners and employees of companies at different stages of food value chains worldwide. The survey is divided roughly according to the stage of the food value chain (as shown below).











The objective of the survey is to:

  • Identify opportunities for business symbiosis & circular flows (i.e. the side-streams of a business can be an input for another business)
  • Detect food loss and waste prevention and valorization practices
  • Collect data on food loss and waste generation


Once the results of the survey have been obtained, they will be fed into eight workshops to share knowledge on the challenges and solutions of designing-out surplus food, loss and waste. These workshops will be divided into the following two themes:

  1. Food waste hierarchy and circular economy solutions (workshops 1-4)
  2. Tools and methods for monitoring and reporting of food waste (workshops 5-8)

The details of the workshops will be announced through the FOODRUS newsletter and through the project’s social media channels.


To fill out the survey please click here.


For further information you can contact Marianne Thomsen of the University of Copenhagen.

The survey is also available in Spanish and Slovakian.