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Title:Reducing Postharvest Loss in All Areas of the Production Chain
Author(s):Volland, Alyssa
Subject(s):Postharvest loss
production chain
food scarcity
international agriculture
food waste
Abstract:In today’s world, 30% of the food produced is wasted. That food could be used to nourish millions facing food scarcity and hunger. Food lost during the production chain is referred to as postharvest loss. Reducing postharvest loss can effectively feed starving mouths while conserving resources and decreasing the pressure to produce more. There are five main areas where postharvest loss can be reduced – harvest, storage, transportation, processing, and retail. New approaches and technologies in each of these areas will increase the amount of food available for human consumption. However, implementing these solutions will require cooperation among nations and substantial financial support from public and private sectors.
Issue Date:2016
Publisher:College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Alyssa Volland
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-04-26

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