Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste

Food loss is the decrease in the quantity or quality of food resulting from decisions and actions by food suppliers in the chain, excluding retailers, food service providers and consumers.

Food waste refers to the decrease in the quantity or quality of food resulting from decisions and actions by retailers, food service providers and consumers.

  • "As we strive to make progress towards reducing food loss and waste, we can only be truly effective if our efforts are informed by a solid understanding of the problem."

    Launch of the SOFA, 14 October 2019

    FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu
  • "We must coordinate global efforts to reduce food loss and waste to enhance our ability to sustainably eliminate global hunger and undernutrition"

    Launch of the G20 Platform, 4 December 2015

    IFPRI Director-General Shenggen Fan

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