150 organisations meet in Rome to reduce food loss and waste
10 December 2013, Rome – Organizations and companies active in food loss or waste reduction are implementing projects and initiatives world-wide to help eradicate hunger. The strategy is to build off of resources already being used, in order to cope with the demands of a growing population. Unfortunately, many efforts are overlapping between like-minded organizations unaware of each other’s efforts. To address this issue, from 10-11 December, FAO is hosting a global partnership event. International experts and stakeholders from around the world are convening this week in order to discuss ways to create synergy among initiatives and build consensus on the variety of approaches to the issues.
Robert VanOtterdijk is an Agro-Industry Officer industry officer at FAO and team leader of the SaveFood Initiative. In the following interview he explains how consensus building can benefit food waste initiatives, the connection between food waste and the international day of human rights, as well as the importance of food loss and food waste issues in the fight against hunger.
Produced by: Sandra Ferrari