SAVE FOOD: Global Initiative on Food Losses and Waste Reduction
 

History

In May 2011, international experts from politics, business and society came together for the first SAVE FOOD Congress. Food losses was referred to as "one of the most pressing problems of the world community”, by Modibo Traoré, FAO Assistant Director-General for Agriculture and Consumer Protection.

Prominent speakers such as Prof. Klaus Töpfer, the Federal Consumer Protection Minister of Germany, Ilse Aigner, as well as experts from international corporations like Nestlé, Metro and Bosch presented their positions and solutions.

In preparation for the first SAVE FOOD congress, FAO conducted two new studies, which quantified the problem of food losses and waste by regions and analyzed the underlying causes. Both studies highlighted that investment in better packaging is required to support the local agro-industry to process and protect foods and thus contribute to sustainable development.

Over 2,000 media reports spread the word about the initiative from experts participating at the event to consumers - ready to commit their resources and expertise to promote SAVE FOOD.

Since then, SAVE FOOD has developed into a brand that stands for the fight against global food losses and waste.

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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]