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Social enterprises and food waste mitigation in Pakistan

Shahzad, S. (2018) Social enterprises and food waste mitigation in Pakistan.

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Abstract:Pakistan which has the seventh largest population in the world, faces serious issues of food insecurity and malnourishment. The food security risk index suggests that 61 million Pakistanis suffer from food insecurity. In this research, the workings of the social enterprise “Rizq” is explored. The social enterprise prides itself in reducing food waste and alleviating hunger from impoverished communites of Lahore, Pakistan. Their operations will be assessed using the social business model framework allowing for a clear working picture to be developed. The findings suggest that the main success factor in the running of Rizq’s operations is the collaborative efforts established amongst various players. Concerns still lay in Rizq’s long-term sustainability along with a lack of legal structure present for social enterprises and policy structure for mitigation of food waste.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
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