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Regional Workshop “Capacity Building for Food Loss Reduction in the Near East”

24/07/2017-25/07/2017

Regional Workshop “Capacity Building for Food Loss Reduction in the Near East”

Reducing high food losses and waste is critical to improving food availability, achieving food security, and reducing stress on natural resources in the fast-growing Near East and North Africa (NENA) region.

In light of this alarming challenge, FAO had launched in 2014 the regional programme “Capacity Building for Food Loss Reduction in the Near East” to implement training and awareness-raising activities to strengthen the national capacity of local leaders of producer associations, food industry managers, and extension personnel on good practice in food handling and improved value chain management.

To celebrate the project’s success, FAO will host a closing workshop during 24-25 July 2017 in Cairo, Egypt to present and reflect the main results achieved in each participating country as well as to develop recommendations and a way forward with food loss waste (FLW) reduction activities in the region.

Related Links

Concept Note

Capacity Building for Food Loss Reduction in the Near East

Regional Strategic Framework Reducing Food Losses and Waste in the Near East & North Africa Region