Dr Arief Daryanto
Director of the Graduate Program of Management and Business and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Management, Bogor Agricultural University
Arief Daryanto is Director of the Graduate Program of Management and Business and a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Management, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB). He received his PhD from the University of New England, Australia.
Arief has a long and distinguished history of working on a range of successful ACIAR projects and EVD projects on Round Table Indonesia (RTI) focusing on agricultural policy, agricultural competitiveness, livestock economics, value chains, and contract farming with smallholders. He publishes widely on agricultural issues in Indonesia and supervises numerous PhD and Masters students. Arief is now President of the Indonesian Association for MBA Programs.
Food loss occurs along the entire food chain, including losses at wholesale and retail markets. Among retail markets, supermarkets have important roles in food chains since they are located close to the end of the food chain. In developing countries, supermarkets are increasing and making a significant contribution to national retail food sales. Along with rapid development of supermarkets, food loss occurs in significant amounts since supermarkets sell large quantities of food.
This paper aims to review and estimate food loss and food waste in Indonesian supermarkets focusing on fresh fruit and vegetable products (FFVPs), and meat products. At the first step we review food loss in supermarkets from the previous literature. Then a case study is conducted in a leading supermarket in Indonesia in order to estimate its food loss and its efforts to prevent the amount of food loss. Reducing food loss in supermarkets is an important issue in terms of the efforts to increase profit in supermarkets, to increase income for small farmers supplying to supermarkets, and to improve food security in urban areas, as well as avoid environmental problems caused by food waste.