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12/06/2017

Argentina wastes 16 million tons of food per year

Néstor Roulet, the Secretary of Value Added in Argentina, stated that they aim to reduce the amount of losses, and that the higher percentage is due to losses incurred in the production, processing and logistics phases. 

The Argentinian Ministry of Agro-Industry, FAO and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) are striving to reduce food waste, which has reached 16 million tons in Argentina, according to Néstor Roulet, the Secretary of Value Added. 

 

"We are working jointly and in coordination through all the agri-food chains in order to find out where the greatest food waste occurs and to reduce the amount of this waste," Roulet stated during the first workshop on the study of agri-food production chains and the decrease of food waste.

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