The issue of food losses is of critical importance in the efforts to combat hunger, raise income and improve food security in the world’s poorest countries. Food losses have an impact on food security for poor people, on food quality and safety, economic development and the environment. The exact causes of food losses vary throughout the world and are dependent on the specific conditions and local situation in a given country.
Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia have a high amount of food waste in the stages of storage and handling due to poor infrastructure for food preserving while rich countries in North America, Oceania and Europe have the most food waste in stages of consumption and production. Food waste in industrialized countries can be reduced by raising awareness among food industries, retailers and consumers. There is a need to find good and beneficial use for safe food that is currently thrown away. By learning how to reuse leftover food to feed humans and animals, and to produce energy and compost, food waste can become a valuable input to close nutrient cycles.
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Farmers are the managers of the most productive lands on the Earth. Using best farming practices they can reduce food loss and thus improve the food chain.
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Text sources: Foodtank || Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Image source: World Food Clock