Pertes et gaspillages de nourriture dans les chaînes de valeur de la pêche et de l’aquaculture
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Services and Infrastructure for Reducing Consumer Food Waste

Food banks are non-profit, charitable organizations that distribute food to those who have difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger. They provide a service and an outlet for surplus food which may otherwise go to waste.

Donating food to people in need is another waste reducing strategy. The main caterer at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome donates excess food to a local charity. The charity then redistributes food to those in need in the city.

Key Publications

How Foodbanks Work

Details on what foodbanks are and how they function are included.

Recovery and Redistribution of Safe and Nutritious Food for Human Consumption

Definitions of food recovery and redistribution are discussed, and country level guidance and examples are included.

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One of the major issues prevailing in the fisheries and aquaculture industry in Sri Lanka is the high loss and waste of fish, and it has become necessary to introduce strategies aimed at preventing and...
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.
In complement to the Food Loss Index, developed by FAO, the Food Waste Index covers the later stages of food’s journey – food waste – occurring at household, food service and retail level.