SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

Community of Practice on Food Loss Reduction

About the CoP

The Community of Practice (CoP) on food loss reduction serves as a global convener and an integrator of knowledge related to post-harvest loss (PHL) reduction. It offers a platform to facilitate linkages and information sharing amongst stakeholders and relevant networks, projects and programs such as SAVE FOOD and SDC funded projects on post-harvest management. 

The CoP is one of the major outcomes of the first joint project being implemented by FAO, IFAD and WFP, and funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation: Mainstreaming Food Loss Reduction Initiatives for Smallholders in Food-Deficit Areas (RBA/GLO/001/SWI). The project represents an innovative approach to close collaboration between the three Rome-based UN agencies; it is hoped that its model can be scaled up in the future. The new online platform fosters efforts to curb food losses through information sharing.

The CoP Web site includes background information, relevant news, events, online discussion fora, resources (online libraries, databases, repositories with relevant materials), and links to partners. It is a dynamic platform that will facilitate information sharing and coordination, and it will be enriched with updated information on a regular basis.

FAO, IFAD and WFP welcome all stakeholders and partners – private or public – to join this Community of Practice on food loss reduction. To join the CoP on Food loss reduction click on Register and then Login.  

Registering will enable you to access both the CoP on food loss reduction and the SAVE FOOD Global Initiative on food loss and waste reduction.