From Farm Gate to Food Plate

Parikh JK (1986). From Farm Gate to Food Plate. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-86-007. Reprinted from Energy Policy, pp. 363-372 [August 1986].

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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 exporter. The policies to reduce energy consumption would involve measures for increased energy efficiences, reduced food losses and careful consideration of markets vs food production areas for perishable commodities.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Food and Agriculture (FAG)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Energy Policy; pp. 363-372 [August 1986]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:56
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2016 11:34
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2771

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