Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste
The southern Africa region is vulnerable to a diverse array of hazards, largely linked to environmental causes (such as drought, cyclones and floods); human, animal and plant dis- eases and pests; economic shocks; and in some areas socio-political unrest and insecurity, among others. The region’s risk profile is evolving,...
Year: 2014
Author: FAO
Large estimates of food losses among farms and intermediaries publicized recently by several international organizations invite the question: Why do economic decision makers live with such losses? The intuitive, economic response would be that the marginal benefits of loss reduction do not exceed the marginal costs. This paper analyzes the...
Year: 2021
Author: Gustavo Anriquez, William Foster, Jorge Ortega, Jozimo Santos Rocha,
The essential first steps of addressing the problem of food loss are measuring the loss, identifying where in the food system it occurs, and developing effective policies to mitigate it along the value chain. Food loss has been defined in many ways, and disagreement remains over proper terminology and methodology...
Year: 2021
Author: Luciana Delgado, Monica Schuster, Maximo Torero,
  During the recent decades numerous studies have been undertaken to assess the quantities of food losses and food waste in many countries of the world. Most of these studies were conducted at national level, and based on literature review, statistical data, and stakeholder interviews. The research revealed the knowledge gap:...
Year: 2014
Author: FAO
Despite broad agreement in policy circles on the need to reduce food loss and waste (FLW), considerable gaps in information still exist. This paper identifies policy-relevant information gaps, summarizes recent research that tries to fill these gaps and identifies five challenges for researchers, policymakers and practitioners in reducing FLW. The...
Year: 2021
Author: Andrea Cattaneo, Marco V. Sánchez, Máximo Torero, Rob Vos,