Putting Dollars to Waste: Estimating the Value of On-Farm Food Loss

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2017: $219,971.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2020
Grant Recipient: North Carolina State University
Region: Southern
State: North Carolina
Principal Investigator:
Rebecca Dunning
North Carolina State University Horticulture
This article uses field-level estimates of produce loss (based on research conducted in North Carolina fields for this SSARE-funded project) to estimate the costs and potential revenue that could be generated from selling this unharvested produce through various market channels.
Peer-reviewed Journal Article
Rebecca Dunning, NC State University
Lisa Johnson, NC State University
Kathryn Boys, NC State University
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.