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Losses in the food chain – from field to household consumption

Year: 2009 Author: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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i.e., before conversion of food to feed. After discounting the losses, conversions and wastage at the various stages, roughly 2,800 kcal are available for supply (mixture of animal and vegetal foods) and, at the end of the chain, 2,000 kcal on average – only 43% of the potential edible crop harvest – are available for consumption. (Source: Lundqvist et al., 2008).
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