‘Food loss has multiple dimensions – economic, social, environmental’

Ashraf Engineer

June 22, 2022

There is a gargantuan amount of post-harvest food loss – which occurs in the crops’ journey from farm to retailer – in India due to inefficient supply chains. Nearly 40% of the food we produce is wasted even before it reaches the consumer. India has 200 million people who are food insecure and is home to the largest number of hungry people in the world. What can India, and you and I as individuals, do to reduce food loss? Shweta Lamba and Shaurabh Anand, experts from the World Resources Institute India, which has put together a working paper titled ‘Food Loss and Waste in India: The Knowns and The Unknowns’, speak to All Indians Matter.