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Challenges and initiatives in reducing postharvest food losses and food waste: sub-Saharan Africa

Challenges and initiatives in reducing postharvest food losses and food waste: sub-Saharan Africa

Stathers, Tanya ORCID: 0000-0002-7767-6186 and Mvumi, Brighton M. (2020) Challenges and initiatives in reducing postharvest food losses and food waste: sub-Saharan Africa. In: Yahia, Elhadi M., (ed.) Preventing food losses and waste to achieve food security and sustainability. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, pp. 729-786. ISBN 978-1786763006 (doi:https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2019.0053.31)

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Abstract

This chapter reviews food losses and waste in sub-Saharan Africa. It gives a general introduction to the terms ‘food loss’ and ‘food waste’ and how they differ. It focusses on the postharvest food losses occurring in sub-Saharan Africa and compares ‘objective measurements’ with ‘perceptions’ of food losses occurring during and after harvest. It also provides an overview of what information is already available regarding food losses and waste in sub-Saharan Africa. The chapter goes on to discuss various challenges and initiatives in reducing food losses and waste and concludes by providing a general summary and several resources for further information.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: food security, food waste, postharvest management, capacity building, crop storage, cool chains
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Postharvest Science and Technology Research Group
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/27333

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