OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers

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1815-6797 (online)
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Selected studies on various food, agriculture and fisheries issues from the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate.

NB. No. 1 to No. 58 were released under the previous series title OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Working Papers.

 

Food Losses and Food Waste in China

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Author(s):
Gang Liu1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OECD, France

03 Apr 2014
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No.:
66
Pages:
29
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5jz5sq5173lq-en

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Reducing food losses and food waste is attracting growing public attention at the international, regional, and national levels, and is widely acknowledged to contribute to abating interlinked sustainability challenges such as food security, climate change, and water shortage. However, the pattern and scale of food waste throughout the supply chain remains poorly understood for developing countries such as China, despite growing media coverage and public concerns in recent years. The data in the literature are either out of date or fragmented. This report presents estimates of food losses and food waste in China, based on literature data, informed estimates, and other publicly available information.
Keywords:
agricultural losses, food loss, food waste reduction, grain storage, data, municipal solid waste, food value chain, China, food waste, policy information
JEL Classification:
  • Q18: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Agriculture / Agricultural Policy ; Food Policy
  • Q53: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Air Pollution ; Water Pollution ; Noise ; Hazardous Waste ; Solid Waste ; Recycling
  • Q58: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Government Policy
 
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