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Title The economics of food loss in the produce industry / edited by Travis Minor, Suzanne Thornsbury, and Ashok K. Mishra
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 312 pages)
Series Routledge studies in agricultural economics
Routledge studies in agricultural economics
Summary "Food loss is a serious issue in the United States. It affects all aspects of the supply chain, from farmers to consumers. While much is already known about loss at the consumer level, our understanding of the amount of food that never makes it to this stage is more limited. The Economics of Food Loss in the Produce Industry focuses on the economics of food loss as they apply to on-farm produce production, and the losses that are experienced early. The book both analyses current food loss literature and presents new empirical research. It draws lessons from those who have encountered these issues by focusing on how past regional or national estimates of food loss have been conducted with varying degrees of success. It includes chapters on several themes: understanding food loss from an economic perspective; efforts to measure food loss; case studies across commodities within the produce industry; and economic risks and opportunities. The commodity case studies provide detailed discussion of factors impacting changes in loss levels within the produce industry, and a wealth of knowledge on strategies and contexts is developed. The book concludes by identifying critical knowledge gaps and establishing future priorities. This book serves as an essential reference guide for academics, researchers, students, legislative liaisons, non-profit associations, and think tank groups in agriculture and agricultural economics"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Travis Minor is Cross-Commodity Analyst for Specialty Crops in the Crops Branch of the Market and Trade Economics Division of the United States Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service. Suzanne Thornsbury is Chief of the Crops Branch in the Market and Trade Economics Division of the United States Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service. Ashok K. Mishra is Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Chair in Food Management, Morrison School of Agribusiness, W. P. Carey School of Business, at the Arizona State University, USA
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 20, 2019)
Subject Food supply -- United States
Food waste -- United States
Produce trade -- Waste minimization -- United States
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Agribusiness
Food supply.
Food waste.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Minor, Travis, editor
Mishra, Ashok K. (Ashok Kumar), 1967- editor
Thornsbury, Suzanne D., editor
LC no. 2019040055
ISBN 0429264135