FAO -- The FAO food balance sheets (FBS) or commodity balance
database (click here for information) provide the
basis for analyzing changes in supply chains with consistent for a
number of selected commodities, or commodity groups for the period 1961
to 2011 at the national, regional or global level (including
inter-country comparisons). (FBS are available for 42 selected countries
to 2013). The structure and relationships of the nodes in the Food
Balance Sheet chain are shown in the diagram below. The food balance
sheets can be downloaded only for one country for one year at a time
while the commodity balance data base allows for the selection of
commodities, by year, by country or region.
The diagram below illustrates the changes made to the implicit food supply chain for the FAO food balance sheets when waste data from the FAO's 2011 report on waste is incorporated into the design. The new waste modules are blue while the three nodes with yellow hash markings are new calculated nodes.