The objective of the study is to develop a comprehensive framework to estimate the losses in food grains as follows:
- To estimate quantitative and qualitative losses across all the nodes of the wheat supply chain, including economic and nutrient losses.
- To estimate the impact of food loss on the environment in terms of GHGs emissions.
- To collect responses on reducing post-harvest losses from the selected crops’ supply chain actors such as farmers, transporters, storage managers, wholesalers, and retailers.
- To identify the gaps in the infrastructure development, technology infusion, and skills requirements in the sector, along with highlighting investment needs to fill the gaps.
To assess the effectiveness of post-harvest management schemes and highlight specific and product-specific gaps for target support from the state to develop appropriate policy and implementation directives.