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Unit: 1. Definition of food waste FoRWaRD



however, also occur early in the food supply chain. In low-income countries food is mainly
lost during the early and middle stages of the food supply chain; much less food is wasted at
the consumer level.


700 Europe
North America, Oceania

600 Industrialized Asia Sub Sahara
Africa

500 North Africa, West & Central Asia
South & Southeast Asia
400
Latin America
300

200

100

0

Cereals Root & Oilcrops & Fruits & Meat Fish Dairy

tubers pulses vegetables

Figure 1. Production volumes of each commodity group, per region (million tonnes)



Per capita food losses and waste (kg/year)
350
Consumer
300 Production & retail
250

200

150
100

50

0
North Subsahara North Africa, South &
Europe Industrialized Latin America
America Asia Africa West & Southeast
& Oceania Central Asia Asia


Figure 2. Per capital food losses and waste, at consumption and pre-consumptions stages, in
different regions














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