Policy Support and Governance

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

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The Platform facilitates local, national and regional level food loss and waste prevention, reduction and measurement.

Each year, an estimated one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted world-wide. The social, economic, and environmental impacts of food losses and waste (FLW) must be addressed concurrently due to their direct and significant impact on food and nutrition security, natural resources, and climate change.   

The Technical Platform ensures information-sharing and in-depth discussion. It builds on, and complements existing initiatives such as the FAO Global Initiative on FLW; the private sector “SAVE FOOD” programme; the Community of Practice on Food Loss (FL) Reduction; the Food Loss and Waste Protocol and Standard; and IFPRI’s Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) CGIAR Research Program (which includes an initiative on FLW under the Value Chain Flagship).

 

Published: 2019
Publisher: FAO
Geography: Global