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

Publications

FLA critical loss points
01/01/2021

The UN Rome-based agencies joint project aimed to improve smallholder food security and incomes in food deficit areas by reducing food losses. The Project contributes to the African Union Malabo Declaration (AUC, 2014) in which Member States committed to halve the levels of post-harvest losses by 2025. It also contributes...

Magnitude, Causes and Scope for Reducing Food Losses in the Baking
01/01/2021

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...

Food Loss and Waste Management during Covid-19
01/01/2021

A special Issue of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences. A collection of scientific articles from all around the world.

Fish waste management – An assessment of the potential production and utilization of fish silage
01/01/2021

A significant amount of fish by-products is produced during fish processing. These by-products represent 20–80 percent of the fish and provide a good source of macro- and micronutrients. Yet they often go unutilized, when they can easily be converted into a variety of products including fishmeal and oil, fish hydrolysates,...

The role of diverse distribution channels in reducing food loss and waste
01/01/2021

Food loss and waste (FLW) in developing countries is often high at postharvest stages due to technical and infrastructural constraints, while supermarket expansion has induced organizational, institutional and technological changes in the agrifood supply chains. Here we assess the volume of FLW along a food supply chain (FSC) and analyze the...

Observability of food safety losses in maize: Evidence from Kenya
01/01/2021

Like many other quality attributes, food safety tends to degrade after harvest, but unlike losses in quantity and many quality attributes, food safety losses are not readily observable by market actors. This implies the absence of incentives to address food safety losses specifically. To the extent that food safety is...

The global cost of reaching a world without hunger
01/01/2021

This study developed a marginal abatement cost curve to identify a mix of least-cost investment options with the highest potential for hunger reduction, hunger here defined by the undernourishment concept of the Food and Agriculture Organization. Twenty-two different interventions are considered for reducing undernourishment relying on information drawn from best...

On the origins of food loss
01/01/2021

In this paper, authors try to understand what the main causes of food losses (FLs) are. Their results show that producers' education and experience and the number of years in which a producer has been involved in the production of a specific crop are significantly correlated with reduction in FL....

Improving data on food losses and waste: From theory to practice
01/01/2021

Food Losses and Waste (FLW) have received increased attention in the past decade especially after the 2007–2008 food crisis, which has rekindled debate about the global availability of food. This has highlighted the need to reduce harvest and post-harvest losses in the most vulnerable low to middle-income countries. The research...

Europe and Central Asia Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2020
01/01/2021

The 2020 Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition in Europe and Central Asia is the sixth regional report monitoring trends and progress made towards reaching SDG 2 (Zero Hunger)1 food security and nutrition targets in Europe and Central Asia (ECA). The report includes studies on the drivers and regional...