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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Guidelines: how to measure harvest and post-harvest losses

These guidelines aim to measure harvest and post-harvest losses for food grains (cereals and pulses). They present FAO’s recommended methods to estimate food grain losses to allow countries to monitor SDG 12.3.1 (food losses along the supply chain). They present cost-effective methods that could be used especially by developing countries to generate timely and quality data.

The guidelines are a product of the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics (GSARS).

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