Food Loss and Waste

The food waste reduction opportunity table summarizes mitigation opportunities, adaptation potential, and food system implications based on global literature regarding food loss, food waste, and climate change. The opportunities may not be relevant or appropriate for low‐ and middle‐income countries. Minimizing waste is important to decrease unnecessary emissions from agriculture, but also to help compensate for the effects of climate change on food production (e.g., lower harvest rates and greater variability in volume of harvest) (Vermeulen et al., 2012). There are a substantial number of interventions that can minimize the amount of waste throughout the food systems. It is important to consider the potential trade‐offs between waste reductions and their environmental impacts (Bernstad et al., 2016).

Food Loss and Waste Opportunities Tables