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Optimizing agricultural practices

Optimizing agricultural practices

Parmar, Aditya ORCID: 0000-0002-2662-1900 (2019) Optimizing agricultural practices. In: Galanakis, Charis, (ed.) Saving Food - Production, Supply Chain, Food Waste, and Food Consumption. Academic Press, pp. 89-116. ISBN 978-0128153574 (doi:

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The physical mass of food is lost or damaged along all the stages of the value chain. Biotic and abiotic threats attack the crops in preharvest (in the field), during harvest, and postharvest storage and transportation stages. Food losses not only mean that there is less food available as net production but is also associated with waste of precious natural resources and human labor spent in primary production and postharvest handling and processing. Reduction of food losses and wastes is one of the agricultural research areas that has received only limited resources and attention from the public and private sectors in comparison to increased yields per hectare. A number of food loss reduction measures (technical and behavioral) are available along the entire value chain; the motivation to implement them is one that needs due consideration and further action.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: pre-harvest systems, post-harvest, farm, value chain
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2020 09:06

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