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Table of Contents
                  Chapter 1 ................................................................................................................ 7
                  General introduction .............................................................................................. 7

                     1.1 Problem Statement ...................................................................................... 8
                     1.2 Scope of this thesis .................................................................................... 12

                     1.3 Hypothesis, objectives, and research questions ........................................ 14
                     1.4 Outline........................................................................................................ 15

                  Chapter 2 .............................................................................................................. 19
                  Food losses: What we know and what we do not ............................................... 19

                     2.1 Introduction ............................................................................................... 20
                     2.2 How food losses have been measured ...................................................... 24
                     2.3 What we know about the magnitude of food loss and waste ................... 28

                     2.4 What we know about causes and determinants ....................................... 34
                     2.5 What we know on interventions................................................................ 41

                     2.6 Conclusions ................................................................................................ 45
                  Chapter 3 .............................................................................................................. 49

                  Quantity and Quality Food Losses Across the Value Chain: A Comparative
                  Analysis ................................................................................................................ 49

                     3.1 Introduction ............................................................................................... 50
                     3.2 Divergence in terminology and definitions ................................................ 52

                     3.3 How food losses have been measured ...................................................... 54
                     3.4 Proposed empirical approach .................................................................... 59

                     3.5 Data ............................................................................................................ 67
                     3.6 Results ........................................................................................................ 72

                     3.7 Conclusions ................................................................................................ 82
                     Appendix .......................................................................................................... 85
                  Chapter 4 .............................................................................................................. 91

                  On the origins of food loss ................................................................................... 91
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