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SIWI. 2008. Saving Water: From Field to Fork; Curbing Losses and Wastage in the Food Chain. http://www.siwi.org/documents/Resources/Policy_Briefs/PB_From_Filed_to_Fork_2008.pdf (Accessed November 17, 2008)
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Losses in the food chain – from field to household consumption
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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).