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SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
A focus on food prices and price transmission effects Jointly drafted by FAO and LEI Wageningen UR, this paper uses scenario analyses to investigate how reductions in food loss and waste...
On the occasion of the Forty-second Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) the governments of Brazil and Italy have co-organized with the Food and Agriculture of the...
Friday 4 December - Start: 14:00 GMT(+1) - FAO HQ, Rome, Italy The side event will launch the FAO and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Technical Platform on Food Loss and...
  Reducing food loss and waste in efforts to combat climate change and improve food security The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on...

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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