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What is food loss and food waste?

Post-harvest losses account for a majority of the food loss sustained in developing countries across Asia and the Pacific region. Between 15 and 50 percent of fruits and vegetables and up to 30 percent of grains produced across Asia and the Pacific region are lost between the farm and the market. To feed the region’s growing population, increasing pressure will be placed on already scarce land and water resources. Greater attention needs to be placed on resource efficiency – by decreasing food losses and food waste – to meet the region’s demand for food now and in the future.

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Document type Archived web content
Language of document
  • English
  • Food security
  • SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition 2017
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Author (corporate) Save Food Asia-Pacific
Publisher Save Food Asia-Pacific
Date uploaded June 20, 2018, 20:07 (UTC)
Date modified July 23, 2018, 03:35 (UTC)