A digital innovation approach to reducing food loss and waste (IADB-RG-T3068)

Regions
  • Latin America and Caribbean
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Sectors
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Grant Amount (USD)
$ 0.39 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Oct 12, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 10, 2017


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Project Description
The specific objectives of this Technical Cooperation (TC) are to (i) analyze the policy framework and market failures around the issue in a selected number of countries, (ii) develop platforms, both digital and analogue, to gather first-hand information on the causes of food loss and waste from those directly involved in the FSC, (iii) invite a broad range of multidisciplinary experts to develop innovative solutions to tackle the identified problems, and (iv) develop communication products and training events to disseminate the generated knowledge and build capacity in public agencies to subsequently replicate the methodology.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
The specific objectives of this TC are to (i) analyze the policy framework and market failures around the issue in a selected number of countries, (ii) develop platforms, both digital and analogue, to gather first-hand information on the causes of food loss and waste from those directly involved in the FSC, (iii) invite a broad range of multidisciplinary experts to develop innovative solutions to tackle the identified problems, and (iv) develop communication products and training events to disseminate the generated knowledge and build capacity in public agencies to subsequently replicate the methodology. The activities will be implemented in the form of pilot projects in up to three different countries of the region, to be selected based on their expressed interest in and commitment with the topic, that could then be scaled up. There would also be a number of regional calls to ensure a broader reach and make use of the I-Lab's digital platform and the Bank's convening power. In addition, the knowledge generated through these pilot projects could be adapted to replicate this approach in other countries and other thematic areas, such as solid waste management and plastic recycling. The indicative budget is as follows: Activity or Component / Description / IDB Funding Component 1 / Policy framework and market failure analysis / USD 35,000 Component 2 / “Call for Problems” to identify challenges around food loss and waste among direct beneficiaries / USD 70,000 Component 3 / “Call for Solutions” to identify innovative, high impact technological solutions / USD 220,000 Component 4 / Dissemination of results, partnerships and capacity building / USD 60,000 Total USD 385,000
Contact Information
TEAM LEADER Carlos Guaipatin (IFD/CTI) TEAM MEMBERS Marieke Goettsch (IFD/CTI) Santiago Nicolás Cañete (IFD/CTI) Miguel Lage (IFD/CTI) Adriana Oreamuno (IFD/CTI) Ana Rios Galvez (CSD/RND) ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).