True cost of food: Unpacking the value of the food system

Resource type:
Reports and discussion papers

FReSH’s True Cost of Food Discussion Paper identifies the methodological and data gaps that need to be filled to make true cost accounting (TCA) more robust, consistent and user-friendly. This paper also looks at how actors within business environments can help advocate for this approach as part of core business. This papers is particularly important for public private engagement as it also discusses how businesses can work with NGOs and policy experts to integrate aspects of true cost in long-term planning and implementation, either directly through taxes, incentives and subsidies, or through softer approaches such as public purchasing guidelines. A very helpful resource to identify effective policy levers to drive systemic changes across the food system.