In this report, food distribution is analysed within the context of food systems in Tanzania. This study looks at entry points for further studies of food system issues within the country that will affect progress towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2.

The estimated economic value of post-harvest losses in India was INR 926.51 billion (USD 15.19 billion) in 2014. While this is an underestimation of overall food loss and waste in India, India ranks only 94th out of 107 countries on the 2020 Global Hunger Index.

This study examines on-farm post-harvest losses (PHL) for three vegetable crops (onion, tomato, and pimento) in Senegal and the potential economic benefits associated with reducing PHL for these three vegetables.

The tenth volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the various risks that the agricultural system is exposed to.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Compensation to Farmers for Crop Losses due to Hailstorm, 09/03/2018. In the month of February, 2018 many States viz; Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Karnataka and other northern States had received rainfall and some States were hit by hailstorms. As per preliminary reports, crop area affected due to hailstorms/unseasonal rains in the States is at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Status Wastage of Agricultural Products, 02/01/2018. The details of the post-harvest loss for 45 commodities are presented in Annexure-I.The volume of post-harvest loss of selected commodities is given in Annexure-I. The economic value of quantitative loss of 45 crops/commodities was calculated to be approx. Rs.92651 crore at average annual prices of 2014 (Annexure-I).

Food loss and waste (FLW) reduces the amount of food available for distribution and consumption, decreases food security, and increases the environmental burden of food production.

The second volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the aggregated growth rates that need to be registered at both national and state levels, besides disaggregating them sub-sectorally.

The Food Loss and Waste: Facts and Futures Report sketches the state of food loss and waste, with a specific lens into excessive food loss and wastage in South Africa. In South Africa, 10 million tonnes of food go to waste every year. This accounts for a third of the 31 million tonnes that are produced annually in South Africa.

The present study involves an extensive stocktaking exercise of the types of innovations that have emerged globally and in India in particular, and their increasing impact on the agricultural sector. The stocktaking exercise is based not only on peer-reviewed research from the academic fields, but also draws on recent corporate studies.