One aspect of REFRESH aimed to design and pilot food waste voluntary agreements (VAs) across EU member states and subsequently assess their potential for wider adoption. In the context of REFRESH, a piloted VA is described as a “Framework for Action” (FA). In total, four countries across Europe piloted FAs: Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Hungary. In this report the authors evaluate the piloted FAs to assess whether they had been successful, show their potential impact and highlight the circumstances in which they are likely to be more successful if replicated.
The report highlights the evaluation plan for the piloted frameworks for action (FAs). The main body focuses on four case studies (one for each pilot country) which are used to help determine the success of the piloted FAs.
These case studies include:
- an overview of the FA and its set up,
- shorter case studies on innovative food waste reduction projects undertaken by FA participants and
- findings from two process evaluations.
The report concludes by discussing FA successes, challenges and considerations for the future.
Boulding, A. and Devine, R., 2019. Evaluation FA Pilots - Final Synthesis Report. REFRESH Deliverable D2.8