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Supply Chain Losses of Select Crops

Requested from BPI by D. Ventura at 03:04 PM on May 05, 2022.
Purpose: Undergraduate Thesis Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2016 - 05/05/2022
Tracking no: #BPI-407841347093

Ventura 03:04 PM, May 05, 2022

Greetings! May I request information regarding:

1)  Food losses in Sweet Potato, Cassava, Onion, Eggplant & Ampalaya

2) Supply Chain Losses of Sweet Potato, Cassava, Onion, Eggplant & Ampalaya

3) Current recommendations or action plans for addressing crop food loss/waste

Officer 05:48 PM, May 11, 2022

May 11, 2022

Dear Dana,

Thank you for your request dated May 05, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Supply Chain Losses of Select Crops.

We received your request on May 05, 2022 and will respond on or before May 26, 2022 03:04:11 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://pcoomaster11222017130000-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEEJQSS00MDc4NDEzNDcwOTMM, for request with ticket number #BPI-407841347093.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

FOI  Receiving Officer
FOI Officer

Division 08:54 AM, May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

Dear Dana Ventura,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated May 05, 2022 03:04:11 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Supply Chain Losses of Select Crops.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved. I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested.

Regarding the inquiry on supply chain losses. We currently have no data on food losses and supply chain losses of certain crop commodities in the country. However, we have found research papers regarding the subject that may be used as reference for your undergraduate research. 

Supply chain losses of vegetables in Central Philippines
https://www.aciar.gov.au/sites/default/files/project-page-docs/appendix_4_-_published_papers_in_full.pdf
The link above will direct you to a research paper on supply chain losses, specifically in the Visayas regions, with a lay-out of the supply chain map and breaking down their harvesting and post-harvest practices that correlates with losses experienced by key players in the supply chain.

Food Loss in the Food Value Chain: The Philippine Agriculture Scenario
https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jdsa/11/1/11_8/_pdf
The research paper above summarizes food losses from Production to Harvesting to Post-harvest/Processing in a country wide scale. It identified specific areas in the plant industry that contribute to losses and recommendations how it can be mitigated.

Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on food supply chains in the Philippines
https://www.fao.org/3/cb2622en/cb2622en.pdf
This paper dwells on the impact of the pandemic on the food supply chain in the country, it includes possible agricultural development strategies on alleviating food losses and how the pandemic affected production and distribution (marketing) of crop commodities in the country.

We hope we satisfied your inquiry, and bid success on your research.

Your right to request a review

If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing to Director George Y. Culaste PhD and bpi.do@buplant.da.gov.ph. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.

If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Crop Research and Production Support Division
FOI Receiving Officer

Attachments:
 Supply chain losses of vegetables in Central Philippines.pdf
 Food Loss in the Food Value Chain The Philippine Agriculture Scenario.pdf
 Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on food supply chains in the Philippines.pdf

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