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SAVE FOOD: Initiative mondiale de réduction des pertes et du gaspillage alimentaires

FAO supports the reduction of food loss and waste in southeastern Europe

In Europe and Central Asia, and particularly in countries not part of the European Union, food loss and waste have major implications on food nutrition and security through inefficiencies in the food value chains. FAO is now working with four southeastern European countries to develop strategies for food loss and waste reduction. [read more]

Community of Practice on Food Loss and Waste Reduction in Europe and Central Asia established

A dedicated Community of Practice on Food Loss and Waste Reduction in Europe and Central Asia has been established under the regional SAVE FOOD Initiative of FAO and Messe Düsseldorf, to better respond to the needs of their partners in Europe and Central Asia. 

The Community of Practice will provide a platform for live discussions, exchange of knowledge and sharing of good practices and solutions to reducing food loss and waste. By bringing together public and private sector, Academia, research institutions, NGOs and civil society that are involved in fighting against food loss and waste in Europe and Central Asia, the Community of Practice will help its members identify and create synergies, and thus facilitate collaboration for better-coordinated and more effective interventions in the region.

Being a member of the Community of Practice, you will be able to participate in online consultations, get in touch with other practitioners, exchange relevant information and contribute to building regional community aimed at reducing food losses and waste. Public or private sector player, you are welcome to join the Community.

FAO develops Code of Conduct on Food Loss and Food Waste Prevention

29 July 2019 - Upon request of the FAO Committee on agriculture (COAG), FAO commenced, in collaboration with relevant actors, the development of Voluntary Codes of Conduct for the reduction of food loss and waste, which shall be presented for endorsement at the 27th session of COAG in October 2020. 


To this end, FAO launched global e-consultation, inviting different actors in food value chain and food system stakeholders to provide suggestions and recommendations on the outline and content of the Code of Conduct. [read more]

Government and private sector discussed a roadmap on food loss and waste reduction in Moldova

12 June 2019, Chisinau, Moldova - FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia organized a consultation workshop, where key government officials, including the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment, Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, the National Food Safety Agency, representatives of the private sector and research, discussed and agreed on a national strategic approach to food loss and waste reduction in the country. The workshop was carried out under the FAO’s Regional Technical Cooperation Project "Strategies for Food Loss and Waste Reduction". [read more]

FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey promote food waste on the agenda

4 April 2019, Ankara, Turkey – Representatives from private sector, civil society, academia and business associations gathered for second time in Ankara to discuss the causes of food waste and possible solutions to stem the issue, being a part of the “SAVE YOUR FOOD” campaign.


The workshop was organized by FAO in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Turkey in the context of the “SAVE YOUR FOOD” campaign, which was launched under the umbrella of FAO’s SAVE FOOD Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction. The campaign aims to increase awareness about the issue, manifest Turkey’s commitment to end food loss and waste and to reinstate the Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste. [read more

Roadmap for food loss and waste reduction validated in Armenia

27 February 2019, Yerevan - Some 40 participants gathered today to discuss and validate a strategic roadmap for food loss and waste prevention and reduction in Armenia that was developed on the basis of participants’ recommendations and the results of the field studies. 

The workshop is part of an FAO project facilitating reduction of food loss and waste in Armenia, Albania, Moldova and the Republic of North Macedonia. This ultimate goal should lessen Armenia’s contribution to climate change and the pressure on national food systems for increased production. [read more]

MEPs support FAO’s education programme on food waste prevention

21 February 2019, Brussels - Today, a roundtable was assembled under the auspices of the European Parliamentary Alliance on the Fight against Hunger and the European Parliament (EP) Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” to draw attention to political and moral responsibility to reduce food waste and to call for immediate action. The roundtable focused on the importance and the transformative potential of educating and engaging children – future consumers – in food waste prevention, thus, leading to behavioral change across generations.


In this regard, the education package “Do good: Save food!”, developed by FAO together with the International Food Waste Coalition (IFWC), was presented. [read more]

FAO called for a stronger action against food loss and waste at a conference in Moscow

Moscow, January 2019 - FAO Liaison Office with Russian Federation and Messe Düsseldorf – which together with FAO established SAVE FOOD Initiative in 2011 - organised a conference on “What Does it Cost to Save Food” in Moscow on 29 January 2019. 

Objective of the conference was to draw attention of the Russian government and private sector to the problems of food losses and waste (FLW) in the country and to share the world’s best examples of national strategies and programs to tackle the issue.

With Russia’s commitment to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the conference participants agreed that efforts should be enhanced at all levels to achieve the Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which calls on to halve food waste and reduce food loss by 2030, taking into account national capacities and realities. [read more]

FAO expert addresses faculty and students in Krasnodar and Moscow on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

Moscow, November 2018 - Robert van Otterdijk, Agro-industry Officer, FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, delivered two lectures this week on “Food Waste during Food Processing and the Re-Use of Food Rest Products” at two Russian universities. On 21 November, he addressed audiences at Kuban Agricultural University in the Southern Russian city of Krasnodar, and the following day he spoke at Timiryazev Agricultural Academy in Moscow. [read more]

Les experts de la FAO vont évaluer les pertes et le gaspillage alimentaires en Géorgie

  • Géorgie, Mai 2017- L’échange d’expériences et d’informations sur la réduction des pertes et du gaspillage alimentaires en Géorgie a été l’un des objectifs principaux de l’atelier de consultation des experts qui s’est tenu le 24 Mai 2017 à Tbilissi. L’atelier a été organisé par l’Union européenne (UE) et l’Organisation pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture des Nations Unies (FAO) dans le cadre du Programme européen de voisinage pour l’agriculture et le développement rural (ENPARD). Les représentants du gouvernement et les acteurs de ENPARD ont participé à cet évènement.[Lire la suite]

La FAO et l’Association des entreprises de distribution de Russie (ACORT) ont organisé une table ronde pour débattre des pertes et du gaspillage alimentaires en Russie

  • Moscou, 31 Janvier 2017 - Une table ronde axée sur les façons dont il est possible de relever le défi des pertes et du gaspillage alimentaires dans plusieurs sous-secteurs de l’économie russe a été organisée chez la Maison des Nations Unies à Moscou. Cet évènement, co-organisé par le Bureau de liaison de la FAO à Moscou (FAOLOR) ainsi que par l’Association des entreprises de distribution russes (ACORT), a réuni les représentants du Ministère de l’agriculture, le Service fédéral de surveillance de la protection des droits des consommateurs et du bienêtre humain (Rospotrebnadzor), les syndicats des consommateurs, des industries de poisson et des produits laitiers, la Fondation de bienfaisance de la banque alimentaire "RUS" (Foodbank "RUS" Charitable Foundation), METRO Cash & Carry, ainsi que d’autres entreprises privées. [Lire la suite]

Lancement officiel de l’Initiative SAVE FOOD sur le marché russe visant à lutter contre les pertes et le gaspillage alimentaires dans le pays

  • 2017: Le Bureau de liaison de la FAO auprès de la Fédération russe et Messe Dusseldorf de Moscou ont uni leurs efforts afin d’organiser un évènement spécial dans le cadre de “Upakovka-2017”, une exposition consacrée au monde de l’industrie de transformation et de l’emballage, membre de l’Alliance Interpack. En tant que priorité de l’évènement de Upakovka, le 31 Janvier 2017, le Bureau de liaison de la FAO, avec l’Association des entreprises de distribution de Russie (AKORT), est en train d’organiser une table ronde sur le programme visant à réduire les pertes et le gaspillage alimentaires en Russie. Cette table ronde va réunir les représentants des entreprises privées et leurs associations et va servira de base pour le élaboration d’un livre blanc sur la question des pertes et du gaspillage alimentaires destiné à toutes les agences de gouvernement de la Russie. [Lire la suite]

How a Russian farmers' cooperative tries to save food

2016: LavkaLavka is a Moscow-based farmers' cooperative that was established in order to provide Russian farmers with an opportunity to sell their produce. In 2009 the company's founder Boris Akimov, a popular journalist and artist, started a blog where he posted stories about farms and farmers and offered his readers to buy their produce. The demand was so strong that he soon opened an online store. Today LavkaLavka unites more than 200 farms throughout Russia. The cooperative has opened 5 retail stores in Moscow, a big farmers' market, an online store, two farmers’ cafes and two farmers’ restaurants [read more]

FAO Regional Conference for Europe (ERC) Side Event

Regional Conference for Europe (ERC) Side Event

Antalya, Turkey, 4 - 6 May, 2016 - CFS held two plenary sessions since the last Regional Conferences met. In line with its role in global policy convergence CFS endorsed the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI) and the Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in Protracted Crises (CFS-FFA). Policy recommendations were made on the basis of the three reports produced by the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE): Food Losses and Waste in the Context of Sustainable Food Systems; Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition; and Water for Food Security and Nutrition. The Committee organized a High-Level Forum on Connecting Smallholders to Markets. Its outcomes were presented to the CFS Plenary together with identified areas to be further addressed by CFS.

29th Regional Conference for Europe

2014: paper “Food Losses and Waste in Europe and Central Asia” discussed at the Ministerial Roundtable during the 29th Regional Conference for Europe

Turkey – Campaign on Preventing Bread Waste

2013 - in January 2013 the Turkish Grain Board and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock together with relevant stakeholders launched the Campaign on Preventing Bread Waste.
Source: Turkish Grain Board and FAO, 2014

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