Why food is wasted in supply chain

The level of losses differ from one stage of the food supply chain to another. These differences are influenced by:

  • type of crops
  • level of economic and social development

The causes of losses at different stages of the food chain include:

  • High quality standards
  • Overproduction
  • Inadequate storage and transport
  • Short shelf life for fresh and unprocessed food
  • Low level of processing technologies or not adapting them to the