Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste
Reducing food loss and waste are important policy objectives prominently featured in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. To optimally design interventions targeted at reducing losses, it is important to know where losses are concentrated between the farm and fork. This paper measures farmlevel postharvest losses for three main crops—maize,...
Year: 2017
Author: IFPRI
Although difficult to pin down an exact figure, the idea that postharvest losses (PHL) of perishables in Brazil stand at 30-45% has been widely accepted. In spite of the modernization of production systems and the logistics and distribution of perishables in the last decades, postharvest losses continue to be a...
Year: 2017
Author: Gilmar Paulo Henz
By 2017, Brazil seems to have finally awakened to the problem of food loss and waste. In this article, we resume the topic started in the article “Postharvest losses of perishables in Brazil: what do we know so far?” published earlier this year, but now with an emphasis on food...
Year: 2017
Author: Henz, Gilmar Paulo, Porpino, Gustavo.
The research, development practitioner, and donor community has begun to focus on food loss and waste – often referred to as post-harvest losses (PHL) – in Sub-Saharan Africa. This article reviews the current state of the literature on PHL mitigation. First, we identify explicitly the varied objectives underlying efforts to...
Year: 2017
Author: Sheahan M., Barrett C. B.
This study, conducted in Poland, offers valuable results for developing programmes and strategies to prevent and manage food losses in BCI. Many of the solutions proposed in both toolkits can bring economic benefits without involving additional high costs. Since human nutrition is closely dependent on cereal production, research was undertaken aimed...
Year: 2021
Author: Goryńska-Goldmann, Elżbieta & Gazdecki, Michał & Rejman, Krystyna & Łaba, Sylwia & Kobus-Cisowska, Joanna & Szczepański, Krystian