Role of Mechanization in Reducing Food Loss and Waste in China: A Case Study for Grain Crops


Reducing food loss and waste at all stages from farm to plate is a major priority of the global development agenda. This study examines loss and waste for the main grain crops in China and analyses the role of sustainable agricultural mechanization in its reduction. In particular, it explains major mechanization initiatives to reduce grain loss in China and also assesses the role of mechanization in reducing food loss in other Asia-Pacific countries. Furthermore, the study highlights various constraints to reducing grain loss through mechanization in China and outlines a number of technical and policy recommendations.

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