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Simply Measuring - Quantifying Food Loss and Waste: UNECE food loss and waste measuring methodology for fresh produce supply chains (ECE/TRADE/453)

Simply Measuring - Quantifying Food Loss and Waste: UNECE food loss and waste measuring methodology for fresh produce supply chains (ECE/TRADE/453)

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Simply Measuring - Quantifying Food Loss & Waste: UNECE food loss and waste measuring methodology for fresh produce supply chains

Food loss and waste is no longer a negligible nuisance, it has become a sizeable and growing problem in the context of a rapidly increasing population with food and energy needs; environmental degradation, climate change, fluctuating prices and production pressures.

A simple methodology aimed to systematically measuring the food lost and wasted at several key points of the fresh produce supply chain. Building on existing methodologies used in assessments around the world and newly developed elements based on studies already carried out. In this context and recognizing the need for and the power of data to devise, repurpose and redistribute available but currently lost food, UNECE has developed this methodology.