Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre
To profit and protect Australia’s food industry.
About the CRC
The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) aims to tackle the growing international problem of food waste by reducing food waste throughout the supply chain, transforming unavoidable waste into innovative high-value co-products, and engaging with industry and consumers to deliver behavioural change. Winning this fight has a $20 billion annual prize by increasing industry profitability, tackling food insecurity and enhancing Australia’s reputation as a sustainable and trusted producer of premium food products.
The Fight Food Waste CRC directly supports the Federal Government's National Food Waste Strategy as well as its science and research priorities in food, advanced manufacturing and health. It also directly aligns with the Food and Agribusiness Sector Competitiveness Plan prepared by Food Innovation Australia Ltd (FIAL). Specifically, the proposed CRC aligns with the plan's four knowledge priorities:
- Food security and sustainability
- Enhanced production and value addition
- A global marketplace
- The future customer
The Fight Food Waste CRC will take a triple-bottom line approach to preventing and transforming food waste and developing the circular food economy.
The Fight Food Waste CRC submitted its full business case to the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science CRC Programme on 13 December 2017.
The bid team, led by PIRSA was interviewed on February 8, 2018.
On April 12, 2018, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Jobs and Innovation, and Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, announced that the Fight Food Waste CRC had been successful in attracting $30 million in funding from the CRC Program to form an overall resource pool of $133 million over 10 years.
The CRC will commence on 1 July, 2018.
Find out more
To find out more contact Dr Steve Lapidge, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0401 990 367.