SMALLHOLDER CROP LOSS
The shocking statistic that 33 percent of food is lost or wasted—one out of every three calories—begs the question, what can food and beverage companies do about food loss and waste in their supply chains?
With funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Sustainable Food Lab is working to develop, test and socialize a set of crop loss metrics to be used in smallholder supply chains. These metrics help identify where food loss is a high leverage issue and will help companies evaluate and reduce food loss.
Working initially in four supply chains the metrics are designed to:
- Make food loss more visible;
- Increase understanding of where food loss is avoidable; and,
- Learn more about what types of investments reduce the amount of food lost in a supply chain.
Providing a generic, adaptable measurement framework based on existing work on the ground will be useful to companies looking to prioritize and operationalize loss reduction in smallholder supply chains.
This works connects to other private sector partners through the Sustainable Food Lab’s Performance Measurement Community of Practice.
For more information, contact Stephanie Daniels at email@example.com