Conference Agenda

Session 7.1: Levels: Social assessment for sustainable food systems and Onboarding developing country realities
Wednesday, 07/Sept/2022:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Session Chair: Matthias Finkbeiner
Location: Plenary hall

150 seats

Session Abstract

Transforming natural resources into nourishment for people, food systems have a crucial role in shaping sustainable production and consumption systems. From the social point of view, food accomplish a fundamental human need and food systems are called to fulfil increasing requirements due to the growing population. Food security is one of the 17 Sustainable development Goals proposed in the UN Agenda 2030, but also other challenges characterize global food systems. For instance, the agricultural sector accounts for 70% of child labour globally. Violations of human rights, undignified working conditions and exploitation of migrant workers have been reported both in developing and developed countries, including in the EU (Amnesty International, 2012) .

At the consumption side, additional challenges relate, for instance, to the prevention of food waste, the provision of healthy diets and the affordability to organic and healthy food.

While the environmental impacts linked to food production and consumption have been addressed by a growing number of studies, social impacts of food systems are less explored. This session will gather and discuss how the Social LCA methodology can contribute in the identification of impacts in food supply chains and in guiding decision makers, including policy makers, towards the identification of practices contributing to more sustainable food systems.


An LCA and S-LCA analysis of Metabolic Food Waste

Roberto Ruggieri1, Lucia Maddaloni1, Marco Ruggeri1, Sabrina Antonia Prencipe1, Maria Vittoria Di Loreto2, Simone Vieri1, Giuliana Vinci1

1Department of Management, Sapienza University of Rome, Via del Castro Laurenziano 9, 00161, Rome, Italy; 2Departmental Faculty of Sciences and Technologies for Man and the Environment, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Via Álvaro del Portillo, 21, 00128, Rome, Italy

Proposing Social LCA as a Tool for Guiding Sustainable Agricultural Development in the Global South: A Case Study of Five Agricultural Research for Development Projects in the Highlands of Central Madagascar

Amy Elizabeth Thom

Instituto Superior de Agronomia da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Social life cycle assessment of low-cost biogas digesters and technologies for digestate treatment and reuse in small-scale farms in Colombia

Kurt Ziegler-Rodriguez1, Irene Josa1,2, Liliana Castro3, Humberto Escalante3, Mariannna Garfí1

1GEMMA - Group of Environmental Engineering and Microbiology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), Barcelona, Spain; 2C3S – Concrete Sustainability and Smart Structures, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain; 3Grupo de Investigación en Tecnologías de Valorización de Residuos y Fuentes Agrícolas e Industriales para la Sustentabilidad Energética (INTERFASE), Escuela de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia

Social consequences of pig slaughtering automation

Clara Valente, Kjersti Prestrud, Gaylord Booto, Rannvá Danielsen, Ellen-Marie Forsberg

Norwegian Institute for Sustainability Research (NORSUS)

Analysing Social Impacts of Fruit Production: does supply chain organization make differences?

Carmen Capdevila

Universitat de Barcelona, Spain