HOUSEHOLD FOOD WASTE IN MONTENEGRO

  • S. BERJAN Faculty of Agriculture, University of East Sarajevo
  • V. MRDALJ University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Agriculture
  • H. EL BILALI International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies of Bari (CIHEAM-Bari), Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Department University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Centre for Development Research
  • A. VELIMIROVIC Polytechnic University Marche
  • Z. BLAGOJEVIC Italian Trade Agency
  • F. BOTTALICO Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Department, International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies of Bari (CIHEAM-Bari)
  • P. DEBS Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Department, International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies of Bari (CIHEAM-Bari)
  • R. CAPONE Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Department, International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies of Bari (CIHEAM-Bari)

Abstract

Approximately one third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. This study provides a general overview about household food waste in Montenegro. An online survey was carried out in 2015 with a random sample of 371 adult Montenegrins (70.1% female; 91.1% less than 44 years old; 81.2% high-educated). Most of the respondents (90.8%) had high concerns related to food waste. Bakery products are the most wasted foods. Monthly economic value of food waste is 5–25 Euro. Raising Montenegrins’ awareness about environmental, ethical and economic implications of household food wastage is crucial to address this issue.
Published
2018-10-30
How to Cite
BERJAN, S. et al. HOUSEHOLD FOOD WASTE IN MONTENEGRO. Italian Journal of Food Science, [S.l.], v. 31, n. 2, oct. 2018. ISSN 1120-1770. Available at: <https://chiriottieditori.it/ojs/index.php/ijfs/article/view/1276>. Date accessed: 13 dec. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.14674/IJFS-1276.