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Partners' action

  March 2017, Issue #15
SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

Latest News from Partners

SAVE FOOD Initiative is happy to share with you a collection of the recent partners’ action!

Currently, the SAVE FOOD network has more than 900 partners-public and private, big and small – from all regions of the world, and in all sectors and subsectors of food systems.
SAVE FOOD connects these varied partners creating collaboration, sharing problems, solutions and resources on food loss and waste reduction.

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Reducing food losses and waste: sustainable solutions for Africa

The First All-Africa Post-harvest Congress and Exhibition scheduled for 28th to 31st March, will discuss and showcase actionable strategies for reducing food loss in Africa and how different stakeholders in the food supply chain can work together to ensure proper and better utilization of the food that has been produced in the continent. The event is being organized by the University of Nairobi and a consortium of leading African Universities and Research & Development Institutions in conjunction with the World Food Preservation Center LLC (WFPC). The Congress will bring together over 500 researchers, academics, farmers, captains of industry, development agencies, civil society and policy makers to learn, share information, build networks and partnerships with the overall objective of identifying effective interventions to reduce food loss and waste on the continent. + READ MORE

Second edition of Innovative Ideas and Technologies in Agribusiness

This international contest is aimed at identifying the best technologies and innovative ideas in agribusiness, from start-ups, enterprises, universities, and research and technology transfer centres that could lead to social and economic advancement in developing countries. Particular attention will also be given to innovative solutions against food waste. Applications must be received by 10 April 2017. The competition is promoted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) – the Italian Investment and Technology Promotion Office (UNIDO ITPO), in collaboration with the Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche CNR), and Seeds&Chips, the Global Food Innovation Summit. + READ MORE

Courtauld Commitment 2025 signatories to double redistribution

The Courtauld Commitment 2025 (C2025) is an ambitious voluntary agreement to reduce food and drink waste by 20 percent, by 2025. The signatories, which include many of the UK’s largest grocery retailers and food and drink manufacturers as well as hospitality and food service businesses, are collaborating with WRAP to ensure that where food surpluses cannot be avoided, redistribution is the first option considered. + READ MORE

MIT researchers inform World Food Programme work to reduce post-harvest losses

A study of post-harvest storage technology use in Uganda assesses its potential for farmer adoption, and identifies supply chain challenges and solutions. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have now released a new report evaluating various post-harvest storage technologies sold as a part of a special operation run by the World Food Programme in Uganda, to better understand which technologies are best poised for scale. + READ MORE

Zero Hunger Dialogue on Food loss and Waste

Convened in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge, and as the third in a series of global dialogues on food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture, this webinar was held on 16 March 2017, and featured expert and practitioner insights on eliminating loss and food waste. United Nations experts have provided insights on key factors leading to food waste in developing and developed countries, and on how these challenges can be faced throughout the stages of agricultural production, post-harvest handling, storage, processing, and distribution. + READ MORE

Reducing post-harvest loss and improving nutrition in Nigeria

Young entrepreneurs in East Africa have a chance to win over Sh3 million while finding solutions to food wastage in Africa, thanks to USAID’s (United States Agency for International Development) post-harvest technologies competition. The initiative is aimed at reducing food loss and improving nutrition and food security in the region. The competition is open to innovators, researchers and individuals aged 18 and over, from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. + READ MORE

REFRESH Food Waste 2017

The multi-stakeholder conference will take place on 18-19 May 2017 in Berlin. This event will bring together diverse stakeholder groups working on food waste from across Europe and will include presentations, discussions and interactive sessions with REFRESH researchers, networking sessions, presentation of the REFRESH Food Waste Solution Contest winners, as well as a public food waste event together with REFRESH partner Feedback. + READ MORE

The Circular Economy, Transitioning to Sustainability

The conference will take place on 11 July 2017 and is aimed at the emerging transition agenda for research within the broader social sciences, around the interconnections between the circular economy and sustainability. Food loss and food waste from farm to fork is on the list of themes that will be discussed. This one day conference is hosted by CBiS (Centre for Business in Society), Coventry University, in collaboration with CReiMS (Centre for Research in Marketing and Society), Sheffield University Management School and the Academy of Marketing Sustainability SIG. + READ MORE

How one woman is winning the fight against food waste

The BBC has published a documentary about the Stop Wasting Food movement Denmark (Stop Spild Af Mad) and Denmark’s fight against food waste. Set up by consumers for consumers, Stop Wasting Food is an NGO that has constructively shaped public opinion in its drive to prevent food waste. + READ MORE

The social impact evaluation instrument for NPOs dealing with hunger and FLW reduction

The Germany-based consultancy PHINEO has developed the Social Impact Navigator, a guide targeted especially for NPOs, which helps organizations to systematically integrate impact orientation into their daily work and is approved by the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Social Accountability. The 130-page guide provides step-by-step explanations with practical examples to help NPOs of all sizes become deeply impact-oriented. The case studies cover a complicated set of social and economic problems relevant for most non-profit work. + READ MORE


Help us to build a strong network of partners, to become more efficient in the fight against global food loss and waste!

Your benefits: presence, information and networking
  • Access to information from, and networking with other SAVE FOOD partners world-wide
  • Inclusion in the worldwide communications
  • Receive technical advice and support from FAO and SAVE FOOD in your programme to reduce food losses and waste
  • Use of the SAVE FOOD logo to draw attention to your membership
  • Regular newsletter with the possibility to include your own contributions

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New Partnerships
(a selection)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
CSIRO is a Australian Government corporate entity with the aim of creating new ingredients and nutrition food from currently wasted edible materials/biomass from farm to retail.

Banco de Alimentos Monclova
The objective for Banco de Alimentos Monclova is to assist the population in food poverty through the rescue and use of food obtained by donations or purchases delivered by different institutions and individuals.

Haba Na Haba - Food bank
Haba na Haba is an NGO with the goal of developing successful food banks to alleviate hunger and strengthen local communities, become a vehicle for an interconnected lifeline to the hungry and an essential community asset.

Keirere Green Africa Agency
The Keirere Green Africa Agency are committed to improving agriculture and sustaining communities, assisting farmers to improve on farming techniques as well as transforming subsistence farming into business viable agribusiness. They promote youth job creation, through skills training and re-training in agribusiness, farming techniques and market development.

Youth Assembly for Human Rights
Youth Assembly for Human Rights (YAHR) is a non-profit, non-political, non- governmental youth human rights organization and biggest human rights advocacy network in Pakistan, working together with governments, United Nations and other national and international institutions, civil society organizations, youth groups, schools and colleges.

Collaboration with regional partners is essential.
The causes of food loss and waste vary in different parts of the world. The SAVE FOOD Initiative takes a regional approach, developing strategies adjusted to the specific needs of regions, sub-regions and countries.

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