Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste

Publications

28/02/2018

Banana (Musa sapientum) is one of the leading fruit crops produced in SAARC countries. Bananas are popularly consumed both in the fresh and cooked forms. Bananas are a rich source of carbohydrate and vitamins and particularly vitamin A. They are also a rich source of potassium, phosphorous calcium and magnesium. Banana production and marketing offers many economic opportunities in the region, and particularly for smallholder farmers.

28/02/2018

Mandarin (Citrus reticulate Blanco) is an important fruit crop grown in SAARC countries. Almost all mandarin fruits are marketed domestically, although small volumes are exported by producing countries to other countries within and outside the region. Known for its excellent flavor and nutritional value, the easy-to-peel fruit is commonly consumed in the fresh form or in fruit salad preparations as well as in the form of fresh juice.

28/02/2018

Guidance for horticultural supply chain stakeholders. Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) is a cash crop and the number one vegetable crop in terms of production and value in Nepal. The popularity and high consumer demand for cauliflower stem from its nutritional quality and health benefits. Cauliflower contains high levels of Vitamins C and B, calcium (Ca), Iron (Fe) and phosphorus (P) and is known to have health promoting benefits.

28/02/2018

Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) is a cash crop and is one of the most widely consumed vegetables in SAARC countries. It is consumed for its nutritional value and health benefit. Cauliflower is rich in nutrients and in phytochemicals (glucosinolates) that can lower the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Aside from its nutritional value, cauliflower production and marketing offer many economic opportunities in the region especially for smallholder farmers.

28/02/2018

Guidance for horticultural supply chain stakeholders Mango is one of the most important and popular fruits in Bangladesh and is referred to as the “king of fruits” because of its excellent overall eating characteristics. It is consumed as a fresh fruit, in the frozen, preserved or dried forms or is processed into juices, purees, chutneys and pickles. Ripe mangoes are best eaten as fresh fruit, usually as a dessert and are used in the production of confectionery, ice cream, and bakery products.

28/02/2018

Mango (Mangifera indica L.) is one of the most important fruit crops produced in SAARC countries. The fruit has excellent overall eating characteristics. Ripe mangoes are consumed in the fresh form and are used as ingredients in the preparation of confectionery, ice cream, sherbets, and bakery products.

20/02/2018

Guidance for horticultural supply chain stakeholders. Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) is a vegetable crop popularly consumed in Bangladesh. It is commonly used for table consumption in fresh form or as an ingredient in many cooked dishes.

Gender and food loss in sustainable value chains. A guiding note
01/01/2018

The purpose of this publication is to help policy-makers, project designers and field practitioners to understand and analyse the nexus between gender equality and food loss, while offering practical guidance on, and tools for, integrating gender concerns into the planning and implementation of food loss studies and reduction strategies and...

Do Good! Save Food! tool kit
01/01/2018

  This is a series of an educational-engaging package designed to educate young people to value food and reduce its loss. The goal is to raise awareness among school children, teachers, staff and their related families and networks on food loss and waste issues and introduce good practices conducive to food...

AU Commission Post-harvest Loss Management Strategy
01/01/2018

At its 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, in June 2014, Heads of State and Government adopted eight commitments that now make up the ‘Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods’. Among the many targets that...