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World Food Day celebrations in Geneva

  • WFD 2016 looks at seven different areas related to food and agriculture where adaptations to climate change are needed. These areas are forestry, agriculture, livestock management, food loss and waste, natural resources, fisheries and food systems. In line with the background, the FAOOffice in Geneva will celebrate the WFD by organizing an Expert Panel Discussion followed by a photo/food exhibition. The Discussion’s theme is dedicated to ‘climate actions for a sustainable future’. The discussion will be divided into two sessions. The first session will focus on the Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): actions and way forward and the second session will emphasize on Reducing food loss and waste: the roles and contributions of private sectors and governments.. [read more]

Libramont Agricultural Fair

  • 22-25 July 2016: Wallonie, Belgium - this Fair is organized every year and it is one of the most important agricultural fairs in Belgium. The theme of the Fair this year is the fight against food waste [read more]

EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste

  • 2016: the Communication on Circular Economy calls on the Commission to establish a Platform dedicated to food waste prevention. The EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste (FLW) aims to support all actors in: defining measures needed to prevent food waste; sharing best practice; and evaluating progress made over time. [read more]

French food waste law passes unanimously

  • 2016: On 3 February the French parliament has adopted a series of measures against food waste after the senate unanimously voted a bill addressing the opportunities for supermarkets to take action. The bill includes actions that prevent throwing safe and nutritious food away or making unsold food unfit for consumption through the addition of chemicals. [read more]

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2016

Second European FUSIONS Platform meeting

  • 2014: 30-31 October, Brussels, Belgium
    FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising Waste Prevention Strategies) is the European project committed to contribute to the reduction of food waste through improved and harmonised quantification, policy instruments and social innovation. The project runs for 4 years, from August 2012 to July 2016. It is funded by the European Commission framework programme 7.

Portuguese government organized a Forum dedicated to food waste

  • 2014: On WFD the Portuguese government and other national entities organized a Forum dedicated to food waste, with the support of FAO Portugal, which promoted the debate among many public, private and civil society stakeholders, including several Portuguese SAVE FOOD partners.

Lisbon launches a Commission to Fight Food Waste

  • 2014: Lisbon Municipality established a Commission to Fight Food Waste, bringing together many public, private and civil society stakeholders, including FAO Portugal, with the goal to expand initiatives and create synergies among different actors to promote Lisbon as a Zero Waste City [read more]

Lisbon - First Capital Zero Waste

  • 2014:Lisbon, Portugal
    FAO colleague Ana Muller reports on the SAVE FOOD partner NGO DariAcordar and its Zero Waste Movement that signed a protocol with Lisbon Municipality and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to expand activities [more]

Food donation: fighting food poverty and addressing food waste

  • 2014: Brussels, Belgium
    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) conference “Food donation: Fighting food poverty and addressing food waste, held in Brussels last 7 July, focused on food donation as a key factor in fighting food poverty and addressing food waste. During the conference, the first Comparative Study on EU Member States legislation and practices on food donation was also presented [more]

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