According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) commissioned study "Global Food Losses and Food Waste" roughly one third or 1.3 billion tons of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year gets lost or wasted:
FAO, within its new Food Loss Reduction Strategy, started “The global initiative on food loss and waste reduction” entitled SAVE FOOD that includes actions such as:
SAVE FOOD is a joint campaign in partnership with Interpack/ Messe Düsseldorf (Germany) to fight global food losses and waste. “Save Food” aims at networking stakeholders in industry, politics and research, encouraging dialogue and helping to develop solutions along the food value chain. FAO welcomes more partners to join the “Save Food Initiative” and support its programme.
We invite you to fill in the Questionnaire on current research and/ or activities on food losses and/ or waste world-wide. The resulting database will support a global perspective on food loss and waste re-search and activities and provide participants with the possibility of having on line access to it in order to further develop their research and/ or activities. Please feel free to share the public link with colleagues or other interested parties.
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Robert van Otterdijk
Team Leader, Working Group on Food Losses and Food waste
Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department
Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division
Agro-Food Industries Group
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome, Italy
Tel. +39 06 570 53674