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SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
The Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction – SAVE FOOD has reached a significant milestone in its work to develop partnerships for sustainable food systems. As of 1...
In the last five decades, Malaysia has experienced a rapid structural transformation, shifting from a predominantly pre-industrial agro-based society to a thriving economy with diverse sectors and industries. The ensuing...
  22 – 24 November, 2017   Objective of the Technical Meeting The overall aim is to discuss cold chain development in terms of technological options as well as particular cases for milk, fish, meat,...
Article translated from Chinese. Read the entire text in Chinese here.  As a major agricultural producer and consumer in the world, China faces a food loss and waste problem that cannot be...

FAO and Messe Düsseldorf are collaborating with donors, bi- and multi-lateral agencies and financial institutions and private sector partners (the food packaging industry and others) to develop and implement the programme on food loss and waste reduction.

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Global food losses and food waste

Global food losses and food waste

The study highlights the losses occurring along the entire food chain, and makes assessments of their magnitude. Further, it identifies causes of food losses and possible ways of preventing them [...]

Global initiative on food loss and waste reduction - brochure

Global initiative on food loss and waste reduction

Food losses refer to the decrease in edible food mass available for human consumption throughout the different segments of the supply chain [...]


The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and World Food Programme (WFP) launched the joint project “Mainstreaming food loss reduction initiatives for smallholders in food deficit areas” which is funded by the Swiss Government. The project aims to tackle food losses in grains and pulses value chains in three pilot countries (Burkina Faso, DRC and Uganda), and one of its outcomes is a web-based Food loss reduction Community of Practice.

SAVE FOOD supports the following initiatives:

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