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Food systems and COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean N° 9: How to reduce food loss and waste

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Corporate author:
  • NU. CEPAL
  • FAO
23 p. Editorial: ECLAC, FAO July 2020

Description

The ongoing pandemic has threatened the food and nutritional security of millions of Latin Americans and Caribbean people. These interruptions in the links of the value chain of the agri-food system have resulted in greater food loss and waste. We are not yet in a position to say when the rate of contagion will decrease, or when we will return to normal. Such uncertainty makes it imperative to analyze how food losses and waste affect food systems, how how this can be prevented.