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

Publications

Smallholder Farmer Perceptions of Postharvest Loss and Its Determinants in Fijian Tomato Value Chains
01/01/2019

The Fiji Islands, like many small Pacific island nations, are thought to incur high rates of postharvest loss. Little work has been undertaken to quantify the amount of loss within Pacific horticultural value chains, or identify the key determinants. This study sought to quantify postharvest loss within Fijian smallholder tomato...

A preliminary assessment of horticultural postharvest market loss in the Solomon Islands
01/01/2019

Honiara’s fresh horticultural markets are a critical component of the food distribution system in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Most of the population that reside in Honiara are now dependent on the municipal horticultural market and a network of smaller road-side markets to source their fresh fruits and vegetables. Potentially poor postharvest...

Quantifying Food Loss and Waste and Its Impacts – Technical Report
01/01/2019

Developed with support and direction from the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), this technical report is about quantifying food loss and waste (FLW) and food surplus in the context of Canada, Mexico and the United States. This work follows the outputs delivered under the CEC Operational Plan 2015–2016, which established...

Tools for Reducing Postharvest Losses
01/01/2019

100 Under $100: Tools for Reducing Postharvest Losses is a comprehensive compilation of postharvest techniques covering every step of the smallholder Value Chain, enhanced with lively descriptions, pertinent links, engaging stories, data-rich tables, and stunning photos. These all build and expand on Drs. Adel A. Kader and Lisa Kitinoja’s seminal Small-Scale Postharvest Handling...

Quantifying Food Loss and Waste – First Step to Prevention
01/01/2019

Toks, a 100% Mexican restaurant chain with more than 200 restaurants throughout the country, has undertaken various initiatives to reduce food loss and waste (FLW), including offering some of its dishes in different portion sizes.

Climate-Resilient Post-Harvest and Agribusiness Support Project
01/01/2019

The goal of this project is to alleviate poverty, increase the incomes of smallholders and rural labourers – including women, youth and vulnerable groups – and contribute to overall economic development in Rwanda. The project will demonstrate pro-poor and climate-resilient approaches to post-harvest activities undertaken amidst increasing climatic uncertainty.

Food Waste to Wealth Post-harvest Loss from Farm Gate to Market
01/01/2019

‘Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger’ aims to ensure food security at global level. However, one of the major challenges in ensuring food security is Post-harvest losses, which is highly prevalent in CIRDAP member countries. This Post-harvest loss is a contributing element to the overarching concept of Food Waste and...

The Food Loss Reduction Advantage. Building sustainable food systems
01/01/2019

Through its programme of loans and grants, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has been working with both governments and the private sector to reduce the food losses experienced by smallholder farmers. As the case studies below will demonstrate, these interventions have brought benefits in terms of food security,...

Saudi FLW Baseline - Food Loss & Waste index In Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
01/01/2019

Attempts have been made to quantify global food waste over several decades, motivated partly by the need to highlight the scale of ‘waste’ in relation to global malnutrition. Such assessments are reliant on limited datasets collected across the food supply chain (FSC) at different times and extrapolated to the larger...

Methodological proposal for monitoring SDG Target 12.3. Sub-Indicator 12.3.1.A
01/01/2019

This paper delves into the rationale of the index design and then presents the various elements of the methodology. The paper starts with the definitional framework and scope of the index, it illustrates the rationale for estimating losses as the percentage of food quantities removed from the supply chain. It...