OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers

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1815-6797 (online)
DOI: 
10.1787/18156797
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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.

 

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Author(s):
Morvarid Bagherzadeh1, Mitsuhiro Inamura1, Hyunchul Jeong1
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  • 1: OECD, France

22 Dec 2014
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No.:
71
Pages:
29
DOI: 
10.1787/5jxrcmftzj36-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, despite growing media coverage and public concerns in recent years. This paper takes stock of available data on food waste and explores policies related to food waste in OECD countries.
Keywords:
municipal solid waste, grain storage, food value chain, policy information, agricultural losses, food waste, data, food waste reduction, food loss
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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