Impact of the Economic Crisis and Covid 19 on Behaviors and Attitudes Shaping Household Food Waste Generation

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dc.contributor.author Rizk, Yara
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-18T09:08:23Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-18T09:08:23Z
dc.date.copyright 2022 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-05-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13951
dc.description.abstract The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimated in 2011 that approximately one-third of all food produced worldwide is either lost or wasted and half of the wasted food is at the level of households. The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted economies and food systems globally, with substantial consequences on food security, which is also influenced by political crises and by economic factors. This study aims to present and discuss the influences of numerous socio-demographical, behavioral and attitudinal factors on the generation of food waste in Lebanese households in the middle of an economic crisis and global pandemic. Participants in this study were called upon their availability and they filled a questionnaire with the help of trained researchers. The results showed that no association was found between the employment status and food waste, same result for the educational level and number of householders. As for reporting feelings of guilt and thinking of ways to use leftovers, these variables were negatively associated with food waste, and this result was supported by previous studies. Concerning eating out and buying special offers, these were positively associated with food waste. In conclusion, the final outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Lebanese economic crisis greatly depend on the epidemiological situation, the baseline situation and resilience to shocks. In this context, the study results are valuable country-specific inputs for designing evidence-based policies during the post-pandemic and post-economic crisis recovery phase in Lebanon. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Food waste -- Economic aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Food waste -- Environmental aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- -- Case studies en_US
dc.subject Economic crisis -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Impact of the Economic Crisis and Covid 19 on Behaviors and Attitudes Shaping Household Food Waste Generation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Case of Lebanon en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MS in Nutrition en_US
dc.author.school N/A en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201600094 en_US
dc.author.commembers Hassan, Hussein
dc.author.commembers Abiad, Mohammad
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (x, 55 leaves) en_US
dc.author.advisor Mattar, Lama
dc.keywords Food security en_US
dc.keywords Household food waste en_US
dc.keywords COVID-19 en_US
dc.keywords Economic crisis en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references (leaf 31-39) en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.433
dc.author.email yara.rizk01@lau.edu en_US
dc.description.irb LAU.SAS.LM3.2/Jul/2021 en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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