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SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
28 - 30 April 2015Amman, JordanFAO Regional Office for the Near East in collaboration with the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is organizing a Regional Multi-Stakeholder workshop on Food...
May 12th, 2015 | Nestlé S.A., Vevey (Switzerland) The SAVE FOOD Meeting is a meeting point for numerous partners from the industry – 120 by now – as well as...
In 2015, several international conferences and meetings are being planned by different organizations. We highly welcome these events, as they keep the topic high on the political and institutional agenda...
SAVE FOOD will be participating in a thematic round table on preparation of the Milan Charter, to be held on 7 February in Milan, Italy. The main aims of this...

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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