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4.1 Introduction ............................................................................................... 92
                     4.2 Literature review on the causes of food loss ............................................. 93
                     4.3 Data and methods ...................................................................................... 98

                     4.4 Results ...................................................................................................... 100
                     4.5 Discussion ................................................................................................. 114

                     4.6 Conclusion ................................................................................................ 116
                  Chapter 5 ............................................................................................................ 119
                  An a priori analysis: the potential role of soil perception and soil variability in
                  smallholder farmers’ low adoption rates of agricultural practices in Central
                  America .............................................................................................................. 119

                     5.1 Introduction ............................................................................................. 120
                     5.2 Materials and Methods ............................................................................ 124

                     5.3 Results ...................................................................................................... 130
                     5.4 Discussion ................................................................................................. 142
                     5.5 Conclusions .............................................................................................. 145

                  Chapter 6 ............................................................................................................ 147
                  Synthesis ............................................................................................................ 147

                     6.1 Introduction ............................................................................................. 148
                     6.2 Conceptual framework and research findings ......................................... 149
                     6.3 Measuring food losses ............................................................................. 157

                     6.4 Identify key determinants of losses across the value chain .................... 170
                     6.5 Soil characteristics and conditions as a determinant of losses ............... 173

                     6.6 Policy Implications of research findings ................................................... 176
                     6.7 Conclusions .............................................................................................. 178

                  References ......................................................................................................... 181
                  Summary ............................................................................................................ 205

                  Acknowledgments .............................................................................................. 209
                  About the Author ............................................................................................... 211
                  Funding .............................................................................................................. 217
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