Pertes et gaspillages de nourriture dans les chaînes de valeur de la pêche et de l’aquaculture
  • Supportive Policy Environment
  • Application of Appropriate Technology
  • Skills and Knowledge
  • Services and Infrastructure
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Social and Gender Equity
  • Markets

Application of Appropriate Technology for Reducing Consumer Food Waste

A wide range of technology can play an important role in how consumers perceive and interact with food.

Refrigerators are an important technology at consumer level for maintaining quality and retarding spoilage. Freezing is also an important way of storing fish and fish products and preventing spoilage and waste.

Mobile phone and tablet technology can be a way of communicating with consumers. For example, much of the information aimed at consumers under the Norwegian ForMat Project - a food waste prevention initiative – was communicated via social media. This included weekly ideas on Facebook and Twitter under the concept of “Leftovers Thursday”, to maintain awareness of eating up fridge leftovers at least once a week.

Key Publications

Freezing Guidance to Prevent Food Waste

Recommendations on how food businesses can help customers make the most out of the food they buy are included.

The Impact of Using Your Fridge and Freezer More Effectively

Recommendations on how to make better use of domestic fridges and freezers to help food last longer, and resulting in less food waste, are included.

Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction

The impacts of food loss and waste as well as strategies to mitigate this are important components in the FAO’s Global Initiative on Food Loss and Waste Reduction.

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This study aims to improve understanding of how green and digital technologies could be used to reduce consumer food waste and what could be done to further unlock this potential.
This guide aims to educate consumers about the importance of preventing and reducing food waste and empower them to act differently throughout their daily lives by providing concrete tools and recommendations.