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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 a 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]

EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste

June 2017: The EU and Member States are committed to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), adopted in September 2015, including a target to halve per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level by 2030, and reduce food losses along the food production and supply chains. In order to support achievement of the SDG 12.3 target on food waste and maximise the contribution of all actors, the Communication on Circular Economy calls on the Commission to establish a Platform dedicated to food waste prevention. [read more]

XXVIII Encuentro de los Grupos con intereses económicos y sociales de los ACP y la UE

  • Mayo de 2017: Bajo los auspicios de la Asamblea Parlamentaria Paritaria ACP-UE, el Comité Económico y Social Europeo (CESE) organiza encuentros con grupos con intereses económicos y sociales de los países ACP y la UE. Esta labor se ratificó en el Acuerdo de Cotonú, que encomienda al CESE la organización de encuentros y sesiones de consulta de los grupos de intereseses económicos y sociales de los países ACP y la UE (Protocolo 1). [Para saber más]

El Parlamento europeo se pronuncia para reducir a la mitad el desperdicio de alimentos para 2030

  • Enero de 2017: La Comisión de Medio Ambiente, Salud Pública y Seguridad Alimentaria del Parlamento europeo vota a favor de las regulaciones que obligan a todos los Estados miembros a reducir a la mitad el desperdicio de alimentos para 2030. Se estima que el desperdicio de alimentos en la UE es de 89 millones de toneladas, lo que equivale a 180 kg per cápita anuales. Los diputados sugieren un objetivo de reducción del desperdicio de alimentos en la UE del 30 % para 2025 y del 50 % para 2030, tomando como año de referencia el 2014. [Para saber más]

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

2016: 14 – 16 January, CityCube, Berlin
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference that focuses on central questions concerning the future of the global agri-food industry.FAO is organizing the Expert Panel Discussion with topic "Promotion of urban food security and nutrition through redistribution of food at risk of loss or waste", Friday 15 January 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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