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Field Case Studies

The objective of this study is the identification and quantification of the main causes of food losses in the selected food supply chains, and the analysis of the measures to reduce food losses on their technical and economic feasibility, social acceptability and environment-friendliness, leading to concrete proposals to implement a food loss reduction programme.

Food loss analysis: causes and solutions. Case studies in the Small-scale Agriculture and Fisheries Subsectors Methodology

Food loss analysis: causes and solutions. Case studies in the Small-scale Agriculture and Fisheries Subsectors Methodology

Food losses refer to the decrease in edible food mass throughout the different segments of the food supply chains – production, postharvest handling, agro-processing, distribution (wholesale and retail), consumption. Food losses and their prevention have an impact on the environment and climate change, food security and livelihoods for poor people, and economic development. The exact causes of food losses vary throughout the world and are very much dependent on the specific conditions and local situation in a given country, region or production area. 

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Field Case Studies - Kenya food loss assessments: causes and solutions for banana, maize, milk, fish

Kenya food loss assessments: causes and solutions for banana, maize, milk, fish

The objective of this study is the identification and quantification of the main causes of food losses in the selected food supply chains, and the analysis of the measures to reduce food losses on their technical and economic feasibility, social acceptability and environmental impact, leading to concrete proposals to implement a food loss reduction programme [...]

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