SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction
 

Co-founder

Our Mission

SAVE FOOD logoIn close collaboration with FAO, Messe Düsseldorf intends to make a contribution to the fight against global food losses. The SAVE FOOD initiative aims at encouraging dialogue between industry, research, politics, and civil society on food losses. For this purpose, the initiative will regularly bring together stakeholders involved in the food supply chain for conferences and projects and will support them in developing effective measures. Another goal will be to raise public awareness of the impact of food waste.

Our Objectives

At the initial presentation of the initiative in May 2011, Werner M. Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, explained the objectives of the initiative: "Our goal is that in industrialized countries less food gets disposed of and that consumers plan their purchases carefully, but most importantly we need to raise awareness at the industry level on the issue of food losses which is a priority for the future.”

José Graziano da Silva and Werner M. Dornscheidt
José Graziano da Silva (Director-General of FAO) and Werner M. Dornscheidt (President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH)
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Messe Düsseldorf and Interpack

With 50 international trade fairs in Düsseldorf, 23 of them No. 1 worldwide, and over 120 events and participations abroad, the Messe Düsseldorf Group is one of the leading export platforms worldwide...[read more]

 

History

In May 2011, international experts from politics, business and society came together for the first SAVE FOOD Congress...[read more]

 

Declaration

In May 2011, international experts from politics, business and society came together for the first SAVE FOOD Congress.  During this event, each participant committed to and signed the declaration against food losses and waste...[read more]