analysis of an FAO survey of post-harvest food losses in developing countries
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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Crop losses -- Developing countries -- Statistics.,
  • Grain -- Storage -- Diseases and injuries.

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Edition Notes

Statement[prepared by Arthur W. Green].
The Physical Object
Pagination143 p. ;
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15485616M

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Analysis of an FAO Survey of Post-Harvest Crop Losses in Developing Countries (AGPP: MISC/27). Food and Agriculture Association, Rome, Google ScholarCited by: The exact causes of food losses vary throughout the world and are very much dependent on the specific conditions and local situation in a given country, region or production area. During the recent decades numerous studies have been undertaken to assess the quantities of food losses in many countries of the Size: KB. An analysis of an FAO survey of post-harvest food losses in developing countries / [prepared by Arthur W. Green]. Format Book Published Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, [] Description p. ; 27 cm. Notes . Download a PDF of "Postharvest Food Losses in Developing Countries" by the National Research Council for free. Download a PDF of "Postharvest Food Losses in Developing Countries" by the National Research Council for free. A PDF is a digital representation of the print book, so while it can be loaded into most e-reader programs, it doesn't.

In developing countries post-harvest, losses are higher since most of the countries are characterized by lack or the use of old or poor equipment and lack of skilled managers for assisting in losses reduction in the food sector properly (FAO, ; Hodges et al., ). for estimating post-harvest losses was identified by FAO member countries as a priority research topic to be included in the Research Programme of the FAO Global Strategy to Improve Agriculture and Rural Statistics (GS). The objective of this research is to develop cost-effective statistical methods for measuring post-harvest losses. Keywords. Full text of "Post Harvest Food Losses in Developing Countries" See other formats. Post Harvest Food Losses in Developing Countries.

post-harvest food losses in developing countries would greatly reduce, or even eliminate, the present need of some countries to import large quantities of food. Food losses do not merely reduce food available for human consumption but also cause negative externalities to the society through costs of waste management, greenhouse gas production, and loss of scarce resources used in production (FAO ). Food losses contribute to high food prices by removing part of the food supply from the market. cent of the population is undernourished, post-harvest losses of 20 Mt annually is a substantial avoidable waste. According to a World Bank study (), post-harvest losses of food grains in India are per cent of the total production from farm to market level and per cent at market and distribution levels. wheat (FAO, ). Consequently, even though the weight losses post-harvest for roots and tubers and fruits and vegetables are substantially higher than those of cereals (54 and 66 percent respectively compared with percent for cereals), equivalent weight losses post-harvest still lead to much lower losses in Size: 1MB.