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.
- French food waste law passes unanimously
On 3 February the French parliament has adopted a series of measures against food waste after the senate unanimously voted a bill addressing the opportunities for supermarkets to take action.
- SAVE FOOD Asia-Pacific Campaign
This Campaign seeks to raise awareness about the high levels of food losses - particularly post-harvest losses - and the growing problem of food waste in the region.
- Fourth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)
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 [...]
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.