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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The study highlights the losses occurring along the entire food chain, and makes assessments of their magnitude. Further, it identifies causes of food losses and possible ways of preventing them. The results of the study suggest that roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally,...
(Global coverage)
2011 - Jenny Gustavsson, Christel Cederberg, Ulf Sonesson, Robert van Otterdijk, Alexandre Meybeck
Food loss and waste - Reports & Case Studies
MALAKAS! is a 40-minute documentary videio that tells the story of how three barangays (villages) in Cagayan de Oro City in the Philippines were engaged in a community participatory process to design their own systems of organic waste management in support of local food production. The film and the project...
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Governance and planning, Social and economic equity, Food loss and waste - Regulation
In dedication to food security for Belo, Horizonte, Brazil the mayor decrees that the Municipal Food Bank will collect all extra food that is safe for consumption from farmers, commercial and industrial establishments, and other venues, to be distributed to vulnerable groups in the city. Partnerships with qualified companies and...
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2003 -
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