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FAO, IFAD and WFP are pleased to announce the release of the Community of Practice (CoP) on Food Loss Reduction, supported by the three Rome-based UN Agencies’: http://www.fao.org/food-loss-reduction The CoP is...
Food Donation
7 July 2014, Brussels, Belgium The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) conference “Food donation: Fighting food poverty and addressing food waste”, held in Brussels last 7 July, focused on food...
Appropriate food packaging solutions
Originally published in 2011 by FAO, the study is now available in a revised edition dated 2014. It contains a new section on investment opportunities in developing countries and is...

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: