Urban Food Actions Platform

How can we minimize food losses in the stages of the food supply chain? How can we minimize the amount of food thrown away by households?

We will explore different ways of promoting the food waste “pyramid”, from reducing food loss and waste, facilitating food recovery and redistribution for human consumption and improving the collection of waste for biogas or organic fertilizers (city-wide composting plans).


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Food loss and waste - Reports & Case Studies
The Municipality of Hebron implemented a market center to sell on a unique place the vegetables produced in the area in order to improve quality control and traceability, and to supervise compliance with standards for packaging and final pricing. The market center is directly linked to a compost facility, valorizing...
Palestine (Near East)
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Food loss and waste - Reports & Case Studies
The Foodsavers platform collects and saves food that would otherwise have been thrown away by wholesale market sellers and local retailers. This food is then donated to social organizations in Ghent. By involving a network of food banks, social restaurants and social supermarkets, this platform aims at better matching supply...
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Food loss and waste - Reports & Case Studies
In the framework of the national programme “Zero Hunger” promoting the right to food in Brazil, Belo Horizonte created a food bank programme which redistributes food surplus or non-marketable food to people in need through partnerships with nonprofit social associations. Additionally, the food bank receives donations through the public Food...
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Governance and planning, Food production and ecosystem management, Food supply and distribution, Food loss and waste - Guidelines
This guide is part of a collective effort to provide motivation and support for those actors interested in building more sustainable food systems in urban contexts. This document has been developed under the framework of Foodlinks1, a European project where civil society organizations, policy makers and academics have come together...
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Globally, about one third of all food produced is lost or wasted along the management chain, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental issues, wasting tremendous resources in the production processes, and making recyclable materials in the waste stream harder to recover. As the human population urbanises and grows,...
(Global coverage)
2018 - Worlds Biogas Association, C40
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