FAO’s close review of what we know about food loss offers a reminder that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. For example, cassava, a staple in much of the tropics, perishes much more quickly than potatoes in temperate regions do.
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Data Is Everything When It Comes to Food Loss and Waste
The lack of data has been a major cause for inaction. Without knowing how much food is lost where, we can’t know which interventions would be effective.
Initiative: Reducing Food Loss and Waste
Our lack of knowledge of the magnitude of food loss and waste is a major barrier to addressing the problem. Estimates of global figures vary from 27% (1 billion tonnes) to 32% (1.3 billion tonnes) of all food produced in the world.