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Overview of the phenomenon of losses during the post-harvest system













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DISCOVERING THE FULL STORY

by

Michel Grolleaud

FAO 1997

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Table of Contents


Foreword

Chapter 1 - Loss and waste: Do we really know what is involved?

Chapter 2 - Post-harvest system and food losses

2.1. The post-harvest system
2.2. Losses

Chapter 3 - Survey and analysis of post-harvest losses

3.1. Methodological problems
3.2. Loss Assessment and field surveys

Chapter 4 - Economic aspects of post-harvest losses

Bibliography