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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.

  • "The G20 Platform will enhance our capacity to accurately measure and reduce food loss and waste, both in the G20 countries and in low-income countries"

    Launch of the G20 Platform, 4 December 2015

    FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva
  • "It will bring new expertise and knowledge for improving metrics. It will also respond to countries’ need for knowledge and good practices"

    Launch of the G20 Platform, 4 December 2015   

    FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva
  • "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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