SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

Closing Workshop for Project "Capacity Building for Food Loss Reduction in the Near East"

  • 2017: The main objective of TCP/SNO/3501 “Capacity Building for Food Loss Reduction in the Near East” was to implement a training and awareness-raising program to strengthen national capacity of local leaders of producer associations, food industry managers and extension personnel on good practice in food handling and improved value chain management. The participating countries are Egypt, Iran, Jordan and Lebanon whom all share the same common issues of concern for food security; food loss and waste (FLW) reduction; poverty alleviation; health and safety of the population and preservation of the natural environment. [read more]

National Workshop : Capacity building for food loss reduction in the Near East & the Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

  • 2017: Under the patronage of H.E The Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Ghazi Zeaiter, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture in Lebanon held a two-day National Workshop on food loss reduction on April 24 and April 25 in the Lancaster Tamar Hotel, Beirut. The workshop presentations were held by Technical National Consultants from the Lebanese University, Project Coordinators from the Ministry of Agriculture, and experts from the FAO. [read more]

Training workshop to build national capacity in value chain analysis and food loss and waste reduction

  • 2016: 1-3 November, Khartoum, Sudan.
    Sudan is a focus country in the Regional Initiative on Building Resilience for Food Security and Nutrition (RI-FSN), one of whose five focus areas is promoting the development of efficient and sustainable food systems with a particular focus on reducing food losses and waste (FLW). [read more]

FAO Regional Conference for the Near East (NERC) 33rd Session

  • 2016: 9 - 13 May, Rome, Italy.
    Food Losses and Waste (FLW) work at Regional and National Level. Governments from the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region have made concerted efforts to recognize the issue of food losses and wa ste (FLW), bring awareness to prevention and reduction, and commit to strategic action. [read more]

Workshop on Food Loss and Waste

  • 2016: 20 January, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    National workshop on Food Loss and Waste within the context of Food Security organized in Saudi Arabia on 20 January 2016 under the patronage of H.E the Minister of Agriculture [read more]

The Near East and North Africa Region
CFS Regional Multi-stakeholder Food Security and Nutrition Workshop

  • 2015: FAO Regional Office for the Near East in collaboration with the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is organizing a Regional Multi-Stakeholder workshop on Food Security and Nutrition, in Amman, Jordan from the 28-30th April, 2015. On the agenda is the critical issue of FL&W in the Near East and North Africa, and the emerging and planned actions among the region’s countries. A side event will see the launch and of a Regional Food Losses and Waste Network to promote knowledge, information, and experience exchange on FL&W reduction in the region. [read more]

Reducing food losses in the Near East and North Africa

  • 2014: Launch of a FAO Technical Cooperation Project “Capacity Building for Food Loss Reduction in the Middle East” [read more]

World Food Day 2014 and Food Waste Round table discussion

  • 2014: the World Food Day 2014 celebrations in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Water of the United Arab Emirates [read more]

FAO Regional Conference for the Near East

Regional Multi-stakeholder Workshop on Food Security and Nutrition

Expert Consultation Meeting on Food Losses and Waste Reduction in the Near East Region

  • 2012: Due to several limitations the Near East and North Africa Region does not produce enough food and, at the same time, it loses and wastes significant amounts of food throughout the supply chain, from initial production down to final household consumption. This results in high and growing dependence on food imports, and a major food insecurity problem. [read more]

FAO Regional Conference for the Near East (NERC)

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