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
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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.