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Food loss

Chronic hunger is on the rise globally, increasing from an estimated 777 million in 2015 to 815 million people in 2016. Simultaneously, an estimated one third of all food produced is being lost or wasted along the food supply chain – from production to consumption. Current and future food
accessibility and...
Food waste, Food loss

This publication is the product of a fruitful collaboration between The Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction of the Nutrition and Food Systems Division (ESN) and the Gender Team of the Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division (ESP) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.

The purpose...
Food waste, Food loss

Measuring food loss, identifying where in the food system it occurs, and developing effective policies along every stage of the value chain are essential first steps in addressing the problem of food loss and waste in developing countries. Food loss...
Food loss

The pilot survey undertaken in Ghana and described in this document concerns measurement of post-harvest losses (PHL) on the farm, a stage at which, in developing countries, losses are recognized to be high in relation to other stages of the production chain; in developed countries, losses are higher at the...
Food loss

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