Pertes et gaspillages de nourriture dans les chaînes de valeur de la pêche et de l’aquaculture
©FAO/Ansen Ward

Supportive Policy Environment

Policy is a driving force behind loss and waste reduction and creates the necessary incentives to adjust behaviour that results in food loss and waste (FLW)

Policy related to a wide range of issues can influence FLW in the fish value chain. For example, policy regarding the following can build the foundation needed to prevent and reduce FLW:

  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food safety
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Poverty reduction
  • Waste and recycling
  • Infrastructure and services
  • Gender equality and social welfare
  • Youth development/employment
  • Credit and savings
  • Climate change
  • Food security & nutrition
  • Importation of equipment
  • Small medium enterprise development

Key Publications

Global Food Losses and Food Waste

An overview of global food losses, including main causes and preventative measures, is provided. 

Higher Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE)

The Higher Level Panel Of Experts On Food Security And Nutrition (HLPE) aims to improve the robustness of policy making by providing independent, evidence-based analysis and advice at the request of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition

This report addresses the importance of fish in seeking food and nutrition security, and provides insight to pathways to sustainable fisheries and aquaculture and to strengthening the positive impact on food and nutrition security.