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

IDAFLW webinar celebration in Kenya

29/09/2020 - 29/09/2020

Nairobi - Kenya / To celebrate this day, SNV (Netherlands Development Organization); Society of Crop Agribusiness Advisors of Kenya (SOCAA); University of Nairobi; Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, Kenya; Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO-Kenya) and other partners are organizing a webinar and various social media activities to engage stakeholders and create awareness on Food Loss and Waste (registration link on the bottom of this page).

Forum Objectives

1. To create awareness about food loss and waste - the extent, the causes and the impact
2. Discuss the gaps in policy and implementation that are hindering progress in Food loss and waste
3. Highlight ongoing activities and results from efforts being implemented by partners to address food loss and waste
4. Identify the specific roles of various stakeholders in the efforts to reduce food loss and waste and areas of collaboration and partnership to address the problem

Participants - stakeholders from the Food Sector and related sectors
❖ Producers/farmers
❖ Farmer organizations
❖ Consumer organizations
❖ Traders
❖ National Government officials
❖ County Government officials
❖ Development partners
❖ Private sector
❖ Industry representatives
❖ Researchers and academia
❖ Non-state actors including civil society, NGOs, CBOs

Structure of the Webinar

The forum will have short presentations from the Ministry of Agriculture representative, FAO, University of Nairobi (academia/research), and SNV (development partner). The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from County governments, regulatory agencies, private sector, civil society, farmer organization and consumer groups.

You can access the recording of the Event at the following link: https://zoom.us/rec/share/WV0A9qLyzZy1YO3x3RSXAdU2GvqwdPOUhISxdB2HHN_xQ3Izv1jdvNk1Py1mS8gT.blth-I1E_AAoWEQR

Please remember to digit the following password W?$iLW8q

Webinar Programme

3:00- 3:15 pm Welcome and Introductions

Video by FAO Chief economist, Maximo Torero

Agenda settings by Brenda Mareri - SNV

3:15-3:25 pm  Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries - High the Kenya Government’s Efforts in  Addressing Food Loss and Waste
3:25-3:35 pm Mr. Hamisi Williams, Assistant FAO Representative - Highlight FAO activities in Food Loss and Waste Reduction
3:35-3:45 pm Ms. Mary Njuguna (SNV-V4CP) Interventions in Addressing Food Loss in the Counties
3:45-3.55 pm Prof. Jane Ambuko (UoN) - Storage Technologies, Capacity Building and Awareness Creation Initiatives for Food Loss and Waste Reduction

3:55 - 4:15 pm Q&A Session

4.15 - 4.45 pm Panel Discussion - What does Kenya need to do successfully address Food Loss and Waste? Featuring MOALF, Representatives from Counties, Kenya Agricultural Research Organization (KALRO), Civil Society representative, AAA and CIN

4.45 - 4.55 pm Final remarks from speakers

5:00pm Closing remarks - SOCAA Rikki Agudah

You can also acces the "Emergence of the All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition: Creating Awareness about Food Loss and Waste and Sustainable Solutions" blog post for further insigths on the issue and engagement.