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September 27, 2017Knowledge Portal
Greedy or needy? Land use and climate impacts of food in 2050 under different livestock futures

This article estimates global land use and greenhouse gas emissions for a set of scenarios, building on four livestock futures. The scenarios are: further intensification of livestock systems; a transition to plant-based eating; a move towards artificial meat and dairy; and a future in which livestock production is restricted to the use of ‘ecological leftovers’.  »

September 20, 2017Knowledge Portal
How the world can cut food loss and waste in half

This blog addresses the progress being made in reducing food loss and waste, and what needs to happen in the future to address this problem. This blog discusses the Champions 12.3 progress report, which tracks the movement toward meeting SDG Target 12.3 and lays out a roadmap for what both companies and governments need to do to achieve that goal. »

August 23, 2017Knowledge Portal
Post-harvest loss reduction: A value chain perspective on the impact of post-harvest management in attaining economically and environmentally sustainable food chains

This report aims to provide insight in the potential impact of postharvest management (PHM) on the following themes: 1) food security, 2) food safety, 3) economic revenues, 4) employment, and 5) climate footprint. The key message was that PHM contributes to the improvement of availability, quality and safety of perishable food products. »

August 8, 2017Knowledge Portal
Reality of food losses: A new measurement methodology

This paper aims to improve the methodology used to measure food loss across food value chains and to identify the causes of food loss. The traditionally used measurement methodology is tested with three new methodologies that aim to reduce the measurement error in assessing the magnitude of food loss. »

July 12, 2017Knowledge Portal
Food Waste Management: Perceptions, Decisions, and Actions

This student thesis aims to explore the attitudes towards food waste  in Guatemala by focusing on the restaurant sector. The perception of different actors in the country towards food waste and its management remains unknown. Therefore, a case study was conducted, involving the participation of three restaurant owners and one official from the Municipality of Guatemala City.  »

July 10, 2017Knowledge Portal
Effects of drying and storage management on fungi (Aflatoxin B1) accumulation and rice quality in Cambodia

This article determines the effects of different field drying and storage practices on fungi accumulation and milled rice quality in Cambodia. Rice postharvest practices of farmers incur losses that limit supply and affect global production. Aside from physical losses, quality can be affected, leading to a possible accumulation of aflatoxin B1 that is harmful to humans when ingested. »