From farm gate to food plate: Energy in post-harvest food systems in south Asia

Parikh JK (1986). From farm gate to food plate: Energy in post-harvest food systems in south Asia. Energy Policy 14 (4): 363-372. DOI:10.1016/0301-4215(86)90110-2.

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Abstract

This paper estimates energy consumed in the post-harvest food systems of India, Pakistan, Burma and Sri Lanka. The components of the post-harvest food system are: food processing, food transport and cooking. It is shown that they represent a significant share of national energy consumption and that variations among countries depend on variables such as urbanization, income, cropping patterns and whether a country is a food importer or food exporter. The policies to reduce energy consumption would involve measures for increased energy efficiencies, reduced food losses and careful consideration of markets vs food production areas for perishable commodities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: food systems; domestic and industrial energy use; south Asia
Research Programs: Food and Agriculture (FAG)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 13:33
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2016 11:34
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12531

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