The High-Level Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Food Losses and Food Waste in Asia and the Pacific Region


RAP PUBLICATION 2014/06

The High-Level Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Food Losses and Food Waste in Asia and the Pacific Region

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2014


ABSTRACT

Approximately one-third of all food produced globally is lost or wasted. Food losses are prevalent in developing countries owing to poor handling of the produce from the field through to the market place. Food waste is food that is thrown away even though it is still suitable for human consumption. Food waste is prevalent in developed countries, but is a growing problem in developing countries. Food loss and waste squander resources, including water, land, energy, labour and capital. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched the Save Food Initiative in 2011. Under the banner of this initiative, the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific launched a region-wide campaign the Save Food Asia-Pacific Campaign on 28 August 2013 during a high-level multi-stakeholder consultation in Bangkok, Thailand. This report provides the outcome of the proceedings.



Table of Contents

Foreword
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Executive Summary
Joint Communiqu on Food Loss and Food Waste in Asia and the Pacific
Introduction
Opening Ceremony
Technical Presentations
Country Presentations
Presentations by Regional Bodies
Tackling Food Losses and Food Waste Stakeholder perspectives
    Round Table A: Issues and Prospective Measures to Reduce Post-harvest Losses
        in Food Supply Chains
    Round Table B: Issues and Prospective Measures to Reduce Food Waste in the
        Region
Thematic Working Group Discussions
    Strategic Actions
    Closing Session and Official Campaign Launch
Annexes
    Agenda
    List of Participants
    Opening Speeches
    Thematic Working Groups




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