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SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
Loss and waste of nutritious foods needs to be an urgent ‘new’ priority for improving diets and nutrition. Both fundamentally affect the availability and affordability of foods which make up healthy diets, and...
World Food Day celebrations on 16 October 2018, marked the 73rd Anniversary of the founding of FAO. This year’s theme titled 'Our actions are our future.A #ZeroHunger world by 2030...
Across the globe today, large quantities of wholesome edible food are discarded from household kitchens and dining establishments. There is, as well, increasing recognition of the need to sensitize and...
FAO and the International Food Waste Coalition (IFWC) joined forces in developing the “Do Good Save Food” series of teaching guides targeted to children of four different age groups.  These guides...

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

Food losses and waste represent a serious depletion of technical, financial and natural resources invested in land preparation, production, harvesting, handling, processing and packaging of food. [...]



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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