Zero Hunger

2020 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Gökçin Özuyar, Tony Wall

Reduction of Food Wastage: Roles of Administrative Interventions and Cultural Ecosystem Services

  • Abu Saadat
  • Shrabani Barman
  • Lata I. ShuklaEmail author
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Anaerobic digestion

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a collection of processes by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. The process is used for industrial or domestic purposes to manage waste or to produce fuels. Much of the fermentation used industrially to produce food and drink products involves anaerobic digestion, as does home fermentation.

Cultural ecosystem services

Cultural ecosystem services are the nonmaterial benefits that people obtain from ecosystems through recreation, tourism, intellectual development, spiritual enrichment, reflection, and creative and aesthetic experiences.


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is a specialized agency that leads international efforts for eradication of world hunger, food security, and food safety and provides agricultural technology. It has 197 member states.


The Food Corporation of India (FCI) is an Indian central government organization that...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biotechnology, School of Life SciencesPondicherry UniversityKalapet, PuducherryIndia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Paschal Arsein Mugabe
    • 1
  1. 1.University Bureau of ConsultancyUniversity of Dar es salaamDar es salaamTanzania