Reduce losses in agri production : developing building blocks for the network of excellence postharvest food losses

J.B. van Gogh, E.H. Westra

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Abstract

Value chains for perishable products, including fruits and vegetables, require an integrated approach to cope with the challenges in producing sufficient food products in a resourceefficient manner. Developing economies are increasingly investing in their potential of agricultural production. However, the lack of an adequate functioning infrastructure in the postharvest chain, lack of or limited knowledge of products and the proper handling of these, but also the poor linkages between production and markets, often result in large losses of the harvested product before it reaches the consumer market. This report forms the synthesis of the development of a Network of Excellence Postharvest Food Losses and a summary of the status regarding the development of the Network.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR - Food & Biobased Research
Number of pages105
ISBN (Print)9789462570566
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameReport / Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
PublisherWageningen UR Food & Biobased Research
No.1488

Keywords

  • postharvest losses
  • perishable products
  • infrastructure
  • networking
  • stakeholders
  • experts
  • developing countries
  • food wastage

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    van Gogh, J. B., & Westra, E. H. (2014). Reduce losses in agri production : developing building blocks for the network of excellence postharvest food losses. (Report / Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research; No. 1488). Wageningen UR - Food & Biobased Research. https://edepot.wur.nl/328033