Food Freight

VEIL releases Food Freight Reports

The pressures of rising energy costs, potential carbon prices and increasing vulnerability in food supply chains are challenging to food producers and businesses, and they have important implications for food availability, access and utilisation – and hence food security.

To effectively respond to these pressures, without inadvertantly increasing energy costs, greenhouse gas emissions or vulnerability, we need to have a better understanding of both:

  • how the current system works; and
  • what our options might be to transform it (i.e. existing and emerging innovations in food distribution).

 

These two new reports aim to contribute to this understanding by developing new methodologies for assessing greenhouse gas emissions in transport supply chains, and reviewing innovative activity that is already taking place (in Victoria, Australia and internationally). They can be downloaded here:

Understanding Victoria’s Fruit and Vegetable Freight Movements

Best Practice Food Distribution Systems

The project has received funding support from Sustainability Victoria and Regional Development Victoria. The projects below were undertaken by CSIRO and Food-Chain Intelligence for the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab.