Food Security: Securing an adequate, safe and appropriate food supply.
Appropriate includes local tastes and restriction.

Post-harvest food losses: All food losses occurring after harvest, including:
Physical losses due to spillage, bruising, crushing, vibration and impact
Chemical in0luences, typically moisture loss or gain and oxidation
Biological losses including insects, birds, rodents, microorganisms and over-
ripening
Loss of nutrients in otherwise intact food
Loss of food quality
These losses can occur during each step of transfer, transport, warehousing, etc.

Post-harvest food value chain: Food cleaning, sorting, transfer, transportation,
storage, preservation, processing (where appropriate), packaging, distribution, and
waste utilization.
(Packaging in this context includes bags, shippers and crates as well as consumer
packaging.)

Appropriate technologies: Technologies which consider the culture, resources and
capabilities of the country in which they will be implemented.

Food Waste:
edible food that is discarded. This occurs at retail, hospitality and
consumer levels.