Triple bottom line sustainability analysis of circular economy in Ghana’s AgriFood value chain


GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Round 1





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About the project

UK-registered Partner: University of Sheffield – Professor Lenny Koh
Africa-registered Partner: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Food Research Institute (CSIR-FRI) – Dr Eunice Oppon

Circular Economy in agrifood chains, which links production and consumption supply chain activities, is about reducing food waste and promoting global food security.

This research project aims to close this gap by performing a triple bottom line (economic, environmental and social) sustainability analysis of agri-food value chains in a Sub- Saharan country; Ghana. The overall research objective is to develop a theoretically-grounded, methodological framework to assess the critical factors, benefits and key constraints of the CE of Ghana’s agri-food value chain.

A technical report and a policy brief were produced and launched. Key recommendations were made and the research has resulted in environmental, social and economic impacts in agrifood value chains in Ghana. More specifically, the research examined the impacts on people, the planet, and profits.

The research highlighted opportunities to reduce food waste and increase profits but that awareness among customers also needed to be raised.


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