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SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
SAVE FOOD Newsletter
SAVE FOOD Newsletter
November 2014
SAVE FOOD newsletter

The newly launched Community of Practice (CoP) on food loss reduction has started its first online discussion through the CoP Forum.
Do join the CoP registering at: http://goo.gl/qUl9wS !


The Committee on World Food Security (CFS), the world's foremost inclusive intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder platform for food security and nutrition, held in October its Forty-first Session “Making a difference in food security and nutrition”. A report on CFS results is available with topics on ‘food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems ’.Read more...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations marks World Food Day each year on 16 October. The Save Food Campaign in Asia and the Pacific Region was highlighted in the WFD Celebrations across many countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Mongolia and Bangladesh.Read more...

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are mobilizing public and private actors from across the continent to identify concrete actions that will add value to on-going efforts to reduce post-harvest losses. Read more...

The National Geographic Society and FAO have agreed to work together to provide information and raise awareness about hunger and nutrition. The Future of Food special compilation issue has included topic such as reducing food loss and waste. Read more...

Addressing losses and waste across the food chain should be a critical pillar of national agricultural strategies.Read more...

The two days were filled with many opportunities for inspiration, discussion, networking and interaction on food waste prevention. Three key topics were at the heart of this second EPM: measuring for impact, innovation for food waste prevention, policy measures for social innovation. Read more...

by Selina Juul, founder of consumer movement Stop Wasting Food
What good is it to do something yourself and try to change the world when still just a consumer, a small piece of a capitalist puzzle in which you still can not affect the big picture? Read more...

For smallholder farmers, food loss hits twice as hard

The Rockefeller Foundation
In developing countries, 90 percent of wastage is from food loss within the value chain. It directly impacts poor producers through foregone income and impacts poor consumers through reduced food availability, increased prices, and decreased nutritional content.

Science Direct
Food waste and loss is a major societal, economic, nutritional and environmental challenge. Using the case of Denmark, this paper analyses causes of food waste, and discusses how different stakeholders address the prevention and reuse of the €1.18 billion of annual edible food waste.

The Guardian
Damage to crops costs farmers in the developing world up to 50 percent of their produce. Can these innovations improve yields? Read more...

Partners actions

The EU-project FORWARD has developed a multi-language e-learning platform as a guide between the Total Supply Chain and Food Banks/Charities. This project is aiming to create an independent online-coaching for the food-industry and distribution.

ADM Insitute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss

The ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss is currently working on a learning assessment of global food loss as part of a grant funded with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation for the Waste and Spoilage in the Food Chain Development Initiative.

Stop Spild of Mad

Stop Spild of Mad to Roskilde Festival 2014. From food waste to charity: 27,500 kg food for the homeless!

Yes FOOD Can

The journey of Florian and Anne across Africa to fight against food waste: follow the route on the map.


Workshop on methodology food waste consumers

7 November
Manchester, UK

Food Processing and Packaging Exposyum (FPPE) 2014

18–20 November
Nairobi, Kenya

The European Food Sustainable Consumption and Production Round Table

25 November
Brussels, Belgium

The Food Waste Forum

26–27 November
Brussels, Belgium


Working paper

Working paper


Mitigation of food wastage - social costs and benefits
Food and Nutrition Security
Workshop in Namibia

20-21 July 2014
Windhoek, Namibia


Proyecto Plato Lleno

Key Findings

key findings

(a selection)

Triptolemos Foundation

It collaborates to optimize and articulate of its working, so that this produces results in the availability and quality of food, and in trust.

M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation

The Foundation aims to accelerate use of modern science for agricultural and rural development for development and dissemination of technology to improve lives and livelihoods of tribal and rural communities.

Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária

The Brazilian Corporation of Agricultural Research is aimed at technological innovation, while linked to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (Mapa). Our focus is on generating knowledge and technology to Brazilian agriculture.


Annakshetra is an initiative by Centre for Development Communication (CDC), Jaipur and is formed with an aim to minimize food loss and wastage.

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