Food loss is spilled or spoiled before it reaches the final product or retail stage. This may be due to problems in any of the value chain stages. It could also be due to problems in markets, institutions, and policy frameworks. Any food that is fit for human consumption but is not consumed because it is left to spoil or is discarded by retailers or consumers is considered food waste. As shown in the below Value Chain diagram, the food loss and waste alone is categorized from the production stage, handling & storage stage, processing & packaging, distribution & market, and consumption. Use EdrawMax to create a free value chain diagram for your project.